Aussie woman held over murder of Bali cop
AN Australian woman has been named a suspect in the murder of an Indonesian policeman on the resort island of Bali, her lawyer said.
Sara Connor and British man David Taylor were arrested on August 19 over the murder of traffic police officer Wayan Sudarsa.
His body was found with wounds to the head and neck on August 17 on Kuta beach, a popular tourist hangout in the south of the island.
Police naming Ms Connor as a suspect is a formal step in the Indonesian legal system which means detectives have enough evidence to consider filing charges.
“Her status is now as a suspect. They presume it was murder,” Ms Connor’s lawyer Erwin Siregar told reporters in Denpasar on Aug 20.
“The maximum sentence for that is 15 years,” he said, adding she could also face lesser charges related to the murder.
Authorities launched a hunt for Ms Connor and Mr Taylor after Ms Connor’s ATM card and driver’s licence were found at the crime scene.
Police also found a smashed beer bottle and a damaged surfboard at the scene they believed were used in the attack on Mr Wayan. –