Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzons to appeal against 'whole life sentence'

Wayne Couzens is due to appeal his life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of Sarah Everard.

In September Couzens pleaded guilty to the kidnapping, rape and murder of Sarah and Lord Justice Fulford told him he would die behind bars.

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During his trial, it was revealed that Wayne had used his position as a police officer to “arrest” Sarah for violating Covid-19 restrictions while walking home in London.

Couzens is one of over 60 criminals who are serving life sentences.

They are reserved for the most serious crimes such as serial killings and politically motivated murders.

Lord Justice Fulford said that by abusing his police role to kidnap, rape and murder Sarah, his crime was “as serious as a murder committed for the advancement of any political, religious, racial or ideological cause” .

However, the convicted killer has appealed the term.

If the appeal is upheld, the case will be heard by the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.

The news was confirmed by a court official, who told Spiegel: “We have been notified that Mr. Couzens has appealed.”

Sarah’s death was met with public outcry as women took to the streets to fight for their safety, with the movement nicknamed “Reclaim the Night”.


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