Sentences for serious criminal cases to be reviewed

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Five convicted murderers are having their cases reviewed, including Wayne Couzens, who received a whole life order for the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard.

Sky News’ Ivor Bennett has the latest from the Royal Courts of Justice.

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Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter.

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Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, left a friend’s home in the Clapham neighborhood of London at 9 p.m. on March 3 2021. She never arrived at her Brixton home, some 50 minutes walk away. It was later discovered she had been kidnapped, raped and murdered by an off duty Metropolitan Police officer, Wayne Couzens, who, after his arrest in June, in July 2021 pleaded guilty to all three offences, and was imprisoned for life without parole.

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In This Story: Wayne Couzens

Wayne Couzens, who was a Metropolitan Police officer at the time, kidnapped Sarah Everard on the evening of 3 March as she was walking home in London, UK.

On 8 June 2021 Wayne Couzens, 48, pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of Ms Everard and on 9 July 2021 pleaded guilty to her murder.

He was later sentenced to life imprisonment, without parole.

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