Wayne Couzens breaks down in tears and apologises to his wife during her visit to prison

Wayne Couzens breaks down in tears and apologises to his wife during her visit to prison where he is serving a life sentence for the murder of Sarah Everard

  • Sarah Everard’s murderer broke down in tears after a visit from his wife in prison
  • Olena Couzens’ wife was visiting her husband for the first time in HMP Frankland
  • The UK court sentenced the former police officer after he handcuffed and arrested Everard in a fake Covid patrol before he raped and murdered her 

Sarah Everard‘s murderer broke down in tears and apologised after a visit from his wife when she went to see him in prison.

Wayne Couzens’ wife was visiting for the first time in HMP Frankland in County Durham after he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a whole life order on 30 September 2021.

The UK court sentenced the former police officer after he handcuffed and arrested Sarah in a fake Covid patrol before he raped and murdered her.

Sarah Everard's murderer broke down in tears and apologised after a visit from his wife when she went to see him in prison

Sarah Everard’s murderer broke down in tears and apologised after a visit from his wife when she went to see him in prison

HMP Frankland, where Couzens is imprisoned, is pictured. He was given a whole-life sentence

HMP Frankland, where Couzens is imprisoned, is pictured. He was given a whole-life sentence

The former officer was handed a whole life term for the rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard, pictured

The former officer was handed a whole life term for the rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard, pictured

His Ukrainian wife, Olena, decided to visit him in prison the day after he failed to get a reduction in his whole-life sentence.

Sources told The Sun he fears never seeing her again after his conviction. 

In May, senior judges heard challenges or appeals to the prison sentences of five convicted killers, including the whole-life term of Couzens.

But the Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and four other judges refused to lower Couzens’ sentence.

Last year, the former officer was handed a whole life term for the rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah, the first time the sentence had been imposed for a single murder of an adult not committed in the course of a terror attack.

The depraved killer used Covid powers to conduct a fake arrest of the marketing executive as she walked home from a friend’s house in March 2021 before raping and murdering her.

The 48-year-old, who used his warrant card and handcuffs to carry out the crime, had been planning for at least a month before abducting Ms Everard as she walked home from a friend’s house in Clapham, south London. 

The 48-year-old, who used his warrant card and handcuffs to carry out the crime, had been planning for at least a month before abducting Ms Everard (pictured)  

Appealing against the whole-life term, Couzens’ lawyers argued he deserved ‘decades in jail’ but said a whole-life term was excessive.

However, in a summary read out in court, Lord Burnett said that the sentencing judge was entitled to impose a whole life order due to the facts of Couzens’ case.

Other inmates in Frankland include include Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, moved there from the Hague after he was sentenced to 50 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

His wife previously complained that Taylor was being kept with common British prisoners, asking that the convicted war lord who backing rebels responsible for killing tens of thousands of people be moved to better conditions.

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