1. Husband of Sherri Pappini gives first on air interview with chilling new details on her kidnapping.
The husband of Sherri Papini, the California jogger who dumped on the side of a road allegedly by two female captors in California, has given his first on air interview where he recounted chilling details about his wife’s suspected kidnapping.
Keith Papini told ABC News about the moment she was reportedly thrust from a moving vehicle on Thanksgiving, the day she was discovered.
“She was bound, she had a chain around her waist, that is correct, she had a bag over her head, that is correct,” he said.
“Her left hand was in the vehicle chained to something, she was chained anytime she was in a vehicle. They opened the door, she doesn’t know because she had a bag over her head, they cut something to free her restraint that was holding her into the vehicle and then, kind of, pushed her out of the vehicle.”
Sheri was reported missing after failing to return from a run on November 2 bound on the side of a rural road in the middle of the night.
Keith Papini said that when they freed her the alleged captors, thought to be two Latino women, stopped the vehicle and opened the door. “They cut something” that freed her restrain pushed her out onto the road and drove away.
“She screamed so much, she’s coughing up blood from the screaming trying to get somebody to stop,” he added. “And again just another sign of how my wife is, she’s so wonderful. She’s saying, ‘Well maybe people aren’t stopping because I have a chain that looks like I broke out of prison’ so she tried to tuck in her chain under her clothes.”
It’s unclear what happened to the so-called “super mom” during her absence but speculation has been rife and her husband revealed she was “covered in multicoloured bruises, severe burns, red rashes and chain markings.”
She’d also dropped to below 40kg, had a broken nose and “her signature long blond hair had been chopped off”.
2. Sara Connor says she did not kill Bali policeman.
The Byron Bay mother of two accused of murdering a Bali policeman has said she did not kill Wayan Sudarsa and only left the scene because she was scared.
Ms Connor and her boyfriend, British DJ David Taylor, are accused of murdering Sudarsa on the beach in Kuta.
Police say Ms Connor helped at the scene and then covered up the crime by cutting up the policeman’s belongings and burning bloodstained clothes.
“I was there to separate them and I got attacked. I got scared and left them there,” Ms Connor said yesterday.