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British National Released After Serving Time For Killing Bali Police Officer

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David James Taylor, a British national who was linked to the murder of a police officer in Bali, was discharged from the Class II Kerobokan Prison, Bali, on Thursday (11/2) morning.

Taylor completed a sentence of four years and six months. Following his release, he was picked up Bali Immigration officers to begin the deportation process.

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The Head of Kerobokan Prison Class IIA, Fikri Jaya Soebing confirmed that Taylor has completed his sentence after spending more than four years in prison for the fatal bashing of Bali police officer, Aipda Wayan Sudarsa, on Kuta Beach in 2016.

“Previously, he was arrested for assaulting and killing an officer on August 17, 2016. The judges sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment, but his sentence was reduced by 18 months and 15 days of total remission,” Soebing said on Thursday (11/2).

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He was arrested along with his girlfriend, Sara Connor from Australia, who was released in July 2020.

David was released on Thursday morning at 9:43 am. “He displayed good conduct during his sentence and is known as a good person by other inmates and officers,” Soebing added.

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

The incident in 2016 occurred on Kuta Beach as David and Sara were having drinks and Sara realized her bag was missing. David suspected Wayan Sudarsa who was standing nearby and began to question him. Sudarsa, who was also a police officer, told them that he didn’t know where the bag was. Malcontent with the answer, David attacked Sudarsa’s head with a beer bottle that killed him onsite.

It didn’t take long for officers to conclude their investigation and arrest the couple in consequence of their actions. 

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

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Wayan Bo

Saturday 13th of February 2021

Can put him on tea, fresh mango and watermelon juice and hold him a bit longer in Bali because of horrible pandemic situation in UK.

Maria Switzerland

Saturday 13th of February 2021

So couple years for murder and life for soft drugs?