Cousins faces life in prison.
An officer who strangled and killed Sarah Euward after she was abducted under false pretenses for violating lockdown laws is facing a life sentence.
Van Cousins, 48, snatched the award using her Metropolitan Police warrant card and handcuffs as she walked home from a friend’s house in Cliffham, south London, on the evening of March 3.
The firearms officer, who was off the US embassy this morning for a 12-hour shift, drove to a deserted countryside near Dover in Kent, where he stood up and raped Ms. Euward.
The marketing executive, who lives in Brixton, south London, was strangled with a Cousins police belt until 2.30am the next morning.
The married cousins burned his body in the refrigerator and placed it in Hoodswood, near Ashford, before dumping the remains in a nearby pond.
She was arrested at her home in Dale, Kent, after police linked her to a rental car, after which she abducted Ms Everard, whose remains were found March 10 by police dogs.