Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by tesni, Mar 5, 2021.
Has this tweet been deleted? It is saying unavailable.
MyLondon will be providing live updates of court proceedings below. (more at link below)..
The key dates from today's hearing
Updates as Wayne Couzens appears in court charged with murder of Sarah Everard
No. Night shift and finished at 07.00hrs.
He finished the 1400hrs to 20.00hrs shift when he was arrested the following week.
We discussed this in an earlier thread I remember, and I queried where was he between the hours he finished shift and his encounter with SE? Did he remain in London? Did he go back to Kent? Did he have the hire car already?
Plea hearing is 7 July
Trial date set for 25 October
So a tweet has been deleted around WC finishing his shift early, either incorrect (doubtful IMO), or redacted to stop further information about his whereabouts that day.
Always had a tough time squaring him finishing at 8pm and doing everything up to 9.30pm.
Was he cruising around? stalking? lots of possibilities open
Swaying to and fro
Asking to give up his firearm
All after the event
Looks to me as though he is building a case for diminished responsibility (insanity)
Even if he pleads guilty, there will still need to be sentencing hearings, which will give at least some outline of the case and any aggravating or mitigating factors which are relevant to the length of sentence handed down.
Sparing the family the full, adversarial trial and potential cross examination of every single bit of evidence, is not a synonym for information on how she met her death never reaching the public domain
Calling the trial date 'provisional' is the normal term, routinely used for all cases until a plea is entered
I'm not going to argue with you. The system has always been under strain. However, serious cases (no matter how high profile they seem to be), are being heard within the normal timelines.
Officer appears in court accused of kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard
Don’t think this has been linked yet, but same info as the ones on the previous page
The investigation into Sarah's death continues and is being led by Specialist Crime Command detectives who are drawing on expertise and skills from hundreds of colleagues across the Met. They are also being supported by Kent Police.
Couzens' house in Deal remains sealed off by police today while Met Officer's on Sunday opened up a new search area along the River Stour in Sandwich.
Sarah suspect appears in court
I just did a quick search as I too had read there was a bigger backlog since covid.
Case backlog threatens criminal justice system in England and Wales, say inspectors
Covid leading to four-year waits for England and Wales court trials
COVID-19: 'Grave concerns' over risk from huge court backlog as cases mount
Is four years too long to wait for justice?
There’s been quite a lot of press about delays.
why do you say that? Have I missed something?
Bars and gyms are closed here. If he stayed in London (or anywhere else for that matter), there isn't a lot to do.
That’s quite soonish.
the speed of how quickly the case goes to trial is also dependant on how ready it is to go to trial. It isn’t necessarily about chronological order from the offence/arrest, it’s if the case is ready. They must feel they have enough evidence to convict the accused to feel confident for trial in 7 months.
Jim Sturman - representing WC
Jim Sturman QC - 2 Bedford Row - Criminal Barristers Chambers
The judge set a plea hearing date for 9 July and a provisional trial for 25 October.
Sarah Everard: Met Police officer Wayne Couzens in court
Involved in some high profile footballer cases I think, heard his name mentioned before in relation to football.
I know absolutely nothing about Lawyers/Solicitors/Barristers, but this guy seems expensive? Or was I easily impressed by that website