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Wayne Couzens lodges appeal against whole-life sentence

Couzens kidnapped, raped and murdered Everard, and finally admitted. He burned her body to try to hide his crimes.

Wayne Couzens

Wayne Couzens is sentenced to a whole life in jail for the rape, kidnap, and murder of Sarah Everard in September. Now, he is trying to lessen his sentence. A 48-year-old man receive the occasional term because his crimes included him misusing his status as a Metropolitan police officer.

Wayne Couzens lodges appeal against whole-life sentence

Couzens kidnapped, raped and murdered Everard, and finally admitted. He burned her body to try to hide his crimes.

An official at the criminal division of the court of appeal verified an application to attach an application had been lodged. Now, court staff collect the associated documents. Then the application will proceed to a single judge at the court of appeal.

A justice official commented about Wayne Couzens

Three appeal court judges will acknowledge the trial to have the whole life tariff set aside if his application is approved. If it is declined, Couzens can try again.

A justice official stated, “We anticipated this. He has nothing to lose.”

Wayne Couzens can get least sentence?

Murder carries a necessary life sentence. Then the judge had only choice to make was the least sentence completed before any discharge from prison could be admitted.

The Crown Prosecution Service is required to maintain any appeals against sentence. After that, they will analyse the objects given by Couzens lawyers.

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