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Byron Bay woman suspected of murder in Bali to be interviewed again today

Byron Bay mother Sara Connor and her British boyfriend to be re-interviewed over murder of a local police officer in Bali.

Authorities in Bali are expected to re-interview Australian woman Sara Connor and her British boyfriend David James Taylor who are both suspects in the murder of a local police officer in Bali.

Denpasar Police Chief Hadi Purnomi told the ABC that blood belonging to one of the two suspects has been discovered at the crime scene.

“From the forensic lab result we found two types of blood on the crime scene: the suspect’s and the victim’s,” he said, without stating which suspect.

“We interrogate them and from what they say there are some statements that are the same and some statements that are not,” he said.

The British suspect, David James Taylor.

The victim, Wayne Sudarsa’s body was found on Kuta Beach in the early hours of Wednesday morning bashed to death with more than 40 wounds which investigators speculate could have been caused by a broken beer bottle.

AAP reports that the British man’s lawyer Haposan Sihombing, who defended Bali Nine member Renae Lawrence, said his client was told by Ms Connor that a “bad cop” tried to sexually assault her on the same beach where the body of a Bali cop she allegedly murdered was found – but is not clear as yet if the “bad cop” was Mr Sudarsa.

The Sydney Morning Herald said that Ms Connor’s lawyer Erwin Siregar also claimed her client has a bite mark on her inner thigh.

According to the ABC, Connor, a 45-year-old mother of two, and Taylor have been charged with murder, assault causing death and group assault.

The AAP earlier reported that Mr Taylor’s lawyer said his client would “tell the whole truth tomorrow”.

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