An Indonesian man was sentenced to 20 years’ jail on Monday for murdering a Japanese woman who was holidaying in Bali.
Impersonating a police officer, David Wicaksono, 26, lured Rika Sano, 33, from her hotel to a secluded area nearby, hit her in the head with a log and sexually abused her as she was dying on September 25 last year.
He then returned to her room at Kuta Beach and stole money and a phone, presiding judge Judge Dewa Made Wenten told the Denpasar District Court.
“His acts were really despicable… (and) tarnished the image of Bali as a tourist destination,” Wenten said.
Asked by reporters if he would appeal, Wicaksono said: “I’ll think about it.”