Sara Connor, the 46-year-old mother from Byron Bay found guilty of the murder of a police officer in Bali in August 2016 with her English boyfriend David Taylor, has been released from jail in Bali according to an ABC report.
‘Ms Connor was detained in Denpasar Female Prison, inside Kerobokan Prison, over the death of Bali police officer Wayan Sudarsa,’ states the report.
According to reports at the time police said ‘the pair went to Kuta Beach on the night of August 16 where they had been “intimate”.
‘Connor then lost her purse, sparking Taylor to confront Mr Sudarsa about the misplaced item.
‘A scuffle allegedly ensued in which police say Taylor hit Mr Sudarsa with several items, including a two-way radio and a beer bottle.’
The court heard that Mr Sudarsa had 42 wounds to his body, including more than a dozen to his head and neck.
Burnt ID and clothes
At the trial it was reported that ‘it likely took Mr Sudarsa hours to die and that had someone intervened, the police officer’s life may have been saved.’
However, Ms Connor maintained that she was innocent and that ‘she did nothing but try to separate the pair’. Mr Taylor claimed that his actions were self defence.
Ms Connor admitted that following the struggle she and Mr Taylor destroyed personal items belonging to Mr Sudarsa and burned the clothes they were wearing on the night of the assault. However, she claimed it was to protect Mr Sudarsa from identity theft.
According to the ABC Ms Connor is being taken to the Ngurah Rai Immigration Office, located in Jimbaran, Bali as she waits to return to Australia.
Mr Taylor remains in jail in Bali. He was sentenced to six years in jail.