After contracting coronavirus, Wayne Couzens, the cop who killed Sarah Everard, has been placed in solitary confinement.
Couzens was sentenced to life in prison in September for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a 33-year-old marketing professional who was heading home from a friend’s house in southwest London when he snatched her during a bogus Covid arrest before killing her.
Couzens is not gravely sick with the virus, according to the Independent, and only around 20 convicts at HMP Frankland have been affected.
Prisoners and employees are tested on a regular basis, and those who test positive are obliged to self-isolate in accordance with conventional public health recommendations.
The Ministry of Justice, on the other hand, maintained that inmates’ time spent outside the cell, such as for visits and outdoor exercise, is being preserved whenever feasible.
“We have implemented precautionary steps at HMP Frankland in accordance with public health recommendations,” a representative for the Prison Service said.
Couzens, who was a serving Met Police officer working in the parliamentary and diplomatic security command at the time, detained Everard after pretending to arrest her for violating Covid standards following the conclusion of a shift at the American embassy on 3 March 2021.
He displayed his warrant card before handcuffing and transporting his victim to a remote region near Dover, Kent.
After that, he raped her and strangled her with a police belt. On March 10, sniffing dogs recovered her remains after he burnt her corpse and put her bones in a pond near Ashford.
Couzens was apprehended on March 9 at his home in Deal, Kent, when police linked him to the rental vehicle he used in the kidnapping.
Couzens was condemned to spend the rest of his life in jail on September 30, 2021. In June, he pled guilty to kidnapping and rape charges, then confessed to her death the following month.
Lord Justice Fulford called his conduct “grotesque,” and said the whole life sentence was justified because of his misuse of authority.