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Prosecutors seek 8-year terms for tourists in Bali death

  • Australian national Sara Connor, center, listens to an Indonesian interpreter during her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Indonesian prosecutors want jail sentences of 8 years for Connor and British man David Taylor for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    Australian national Sara Connor, center, listens to an Indonesian interpreter during her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Indonesian prosecutors want jail sentences of 8 years for Connor and British man David Taylor for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

  • British national David Taylor stands in a holding cell as he talks to his family member before his trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Taylor and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor are accused of murdering an Indonesian police officer in August 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    British national David Taylor stands in a holding cell as he talks to his family member before his trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Taylor and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor are accused of murdering an Indonesian police officer in August 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

  • British national David Taylor, center, sits in a courtroom during his trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Taylor and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor are accused of murdering an Indonesian police officer in August 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    British national David Taylor, center, sits in a courtroom during his trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Taylor and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor are accused of murdering an Indonesian police officer in August 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

Indonesian prosecutors have sought eight-year prison sentences for a British man and an Australian woman accused of killing a police officer on the tourist island of Bali.

David James Taylor and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor were arrested last August in the death of traffic police officer Wayan Sudarsa, whose bloodied body was found on a beach in the popular tourist area of Kuta.

They were charged with committing violence leading to death, which carries a maximum 12-year prison term under Indonesia's criminal code.

Taylor admitted getting into a fight with Sudarsa, who was on duty, after Connor realized she had lost her handbag and accused Sudarsa of being a fake police officer and stealing it.