The court heard that a former British police officer who raped and killed Sarah Evalard in March used a police card issued by the Metropolitan Police Department to arrest a fake COVID-19 and kidnap the victims.
Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, returned home on the evening of March 3 after having dinner at a friend’s house in Clapham, south of London, after being kidnapped by then-firearms officer Wayne Couzens.
The 48-year-old has pleaded guilty to kidnapping, rape and murder, and faces life imprisonment if he is sentenced to life imprisonment by Judge Fulford on Thursday.
Kusen bowed down and sat in the dock on Wednesday when prosecutor Tom Little QC opened the case in front of a packed courtroom, including Everd’s family.
Kusen worked on a unified COVID-19 patrol in late January to enforce emergency regulations, so he knew which language to use for those who may have violated the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus restriction. I hardly said that I was.
“The fact that she went to a friend’s house for dinner during the blockade in early 2021 made her more vulnerable and obedient to accusations that she had somehow acted in violation of COVID regulations. I’ve increased my chances of doing it, “Little said. court.
CCTV footage played in court shows Kusen raising his left arm, holding a police card, then handcuffing Ebarad and placing it behind the car.
According to Little, a couple passing by in the car seemed to have a woman holding her left arm behind, and when a dark-dressed man was handcuffed thinking of a woman, “the other He said he was in the process of “turning his arm back.” “I must have done something wrong,” he was arrested by an undercover investigator.
“They were actually witnessing the kidnapping of Sarah Ebarad. She was detained for fraud,” the prosecutor said.
The court heard that Everlard was handcuffed around 9:34 pm, detained in Kusen’s rental car by 9:37 pm, and Kusen started driving to Kent a minute later.
After 11:30 pm, Kusen moved the victim to his car, and the hired vehicle was captured on CCTV in Dover, Kent.
Couzens then drove to a remote countryside northwest of Dover, where he parked, raped Ebarad, and strangled with a police belt.
The court heard that Kusen returned the hire after purchasing hot chocolate and tart at 8:15 am on March 4. He dumped Everlard’s phone in a waterway in the town of Sandwich and burned himself with petrol the next day.
Kusens burned Everlard’s body, clothes, and belongings in the refrigerator and moved the body to the pond. There she was later discovered.
On March 7, after the disappearance of Everlard was widely reported, he took his family to the woods and allowed his two children to play nearby.
In an emergency police interview, Kusensu erroneously claimed that “after entering a financial institution, he was forced to pick up a woman and hand him over to a gangster.” [expletive].. “
On March 13, when CCP virus regulations still banned rallies, Met clashed with mourners and protesters at a public rally in Everlard, causing days of protest in many cities.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art issued a statement on Wednesday prior to a court hearing, saying police officers “became sick, angry, and devastated by Kusen’s crime of betraying everything.” [they] To support. “
“Our idea lies with Sarah’s family and her many friends. I can’t imagine what they’re experiencing.” statement Read.
“We recognize that his actions have raised many questions and concerns, but we will not comment further until the hearing is complete.”
PA contributed to this report.