Wednesday, April 24

Day: October 1, 2021

Sarah Everard family haunted by the horror of daughter’s murder
Featured, United Kingdom

Sarah Everard family haunted by the horror of daughter’s murder

Wayne Couzens seized Everard, 33, from a London street on 3 March, keeping her captive using his police handcuffs before strangling her with his police belt and then burning her body. On Wednesday, the first day of Couzens’s sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey in central London, Everard’s parents and sister described the multiple agonies they endured, first not knowing where she was when she disappeared, and then waiting to find out how she had died and being unable to say goodbye because her body had been burned. Everard’s mother, Susan, said: “In her last hours she was faced with brutality and terror, alone with someone intent on doing her harm. The thought of it is unbearable. I am haunted by the horror of it. I am repulsed by the thought of Wayne Couzens and what he did to Sarah....