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British man convicted over policeman’s killing released from Bali jail

Jakarta, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- A British man jailed on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali over the brutal killing of a local policeman was released from prison Thursday after completing his sentence.

David Taylor was released at 8 am, Directorate General of Corrections spokesperson Rika Aprianti told EFE. It is expected he will be deported.

Originally from Halifax, Taylor was jailed in March, 2017 at the age of 23, along with his Australian girlfriend, Sara Connor, then 46, over the fatal assault of Wayan Sudarsa.

Sudarsa’s bloodied body was found with dozens of wounds on a beach in front of the Pullman hotel in the popular tourist area of Kuta in August, 2016.

Taylor, a former DJ who went by the stage name DJ Nutzo, had admitted to fighting with Sudarsa after accusing him of stealing Connor’s handbag, and hitting him with various items including his fists, a mobile phone, a beer bottle and binoculars. He maintained he acted in self defense.

Connor claimed she only intervened to separate the two, but the Bali court rejected it, saying she had pinned Sudarsa down.

The pair were convicted of “group violence,” rather than murder, as the judges found no intent to kill.

Taylor was sentenced to six years in jail and Connor to four years, however her sentence was increased to five years on appeal.

Connor was released last year after serving a four-year term, and deported back to Australia. EFE-EPA


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