The boyfriend of Australian woman Sara Connor has confessed to killing a Balinese police officer at Kuta beach in the early hours of the morning of August 17th.
Sara Connor, 45, and a mother of two boys from Byron Bay, along with her British boyfriend David James Taylor, were arrested on Friday for allegedly murdering a local policeman Wayan Sudarsa.
Mr Sudarsa was found with 42 wounds to his body on Kutra Beach. Police had suggested that he had been assaulted multiple times with a beer bottle.
They say it wasn’t meant to have happened.
Last Tuesday Sara Connor arrived in Bali to meet her partner David Taylor.
The two had been dating in Byron Bay where he worked as a DJ and Connor ran a pasta making business. But Taylor, a British national, had recently received the news his visa would not be renewed.
He was headed back to the UK and this was their last week together to say goodbye.
Connor left her two young sons at home with their father, her ex-husband and left her popular business in the hands of her staff and travelled to Bali to meet her lover.
David Taylor was returning to the UK. Via Facebook.
Taylor met her at the airport where, it is reported, they bought beer before returning to his hotel.
Connor’s Lawyer Erwin Siregar said, "Then they are going to the restaurant, she drank a beer, and then they are going to the beach with two beer bottles, one each," he said.
Siregar said the couple were kissing on the beach at around 11:00pm and left about 3:00am.
Overnight it has emerged that David Taylor has now confessed to killing Mr Sudarsa during that time.
Taylor has told investigators that he hit the police officer on the head twice with the officer’s own binoculars during a fight on a Bali beach.
Taylor’s lawyer Haposan Sihombing said his client had confessed to striking the officer on the head as the two wrestled on the sand after Taylor accused the policeman of stealing Sara Connor’s handbag.
"Our client regrets what he did on the incident of the 17th" the lawyer said.
The couple were searching the beach for Connor’s lost handbag when they came across the policeman reports Fairfax Media.
Mr Sihombing said Taylor bashed the policeman multiple times while they wrestled including with a mobile phone, a sharp object he found in the sand and then as police suspected, a beer bottle against the back of his head.