A British cop on Tuesday admitted to raping and killing Sarah Everard after snatching her as she walked home in London.
Wayne Couzens, 48, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey courthouse on Tuesday to kidnapping and raping the 33-year-old marketing executive whose death in March sparked a national awakening over women’s safety.
Sarah Everard was reported missing by her boyfriend on March 4, 2021.AFP PHOTO / METROPOLITAN POLICE via Getty Images
“Responsibility for the killing is also admitted,” his attorney, Jim Sturman, told the court, although Couzens has yet to be asked to enter a plea on a murder charge as medical reports are still being prepared.
Everard’s family was in the London court Tuesday as the Metropolitan Police officer entered his pleas via videolink from Belmarsh Prison.
Police officer Wayne Couzens admitted to killing Sarah Everard.Kent Messenger / SWNS
The father of two from Deal in Kent responded “guilty, sir” to the charge of kidnapping Everard “unlawfully and