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Australian woman apologizes over death of policeman on Bali

  • Australian national Sara Connor, center, sits in a court room during her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 28 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, sits in a court room during her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 28 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)

  • Australian national Sara Connor, right, arrives at the Denpasar district court for her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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, right, arrives at the Denpasar district court for her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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)

  • Australian national Sara Connor, center, arrives at the Denpasar district court for her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 28 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, arrives at the Denpasar district court for her trial in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 28 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)

An Australian woman on trial with her British boyfriend in the death of a police officer on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has expressed deep regret and apologized, but says she did not kill the victim.

Prosecutors are seeking eight-year prison terms for Sara Connor and David James Taylor, who were arrested last August in the death of a traffic police officer whose body was found on the beach in the popular Kuta area.

In her defense plea Tuesday in Denpasar District Court, Connor said she believed her boyfriend when he told her the assault was not serious.

Taylor has admitted hitting the policeman repeatedly with a cellphone, binoculars and a broken beer bottle, but said he didn't realize he would die.