Who is Harry Dunn’s killer Anne Sacoolas as she pleads guilty to causing death? – The Sun | The Sun

ANNE SACOOLAS has admitted to causing the death of the 19-year-old in a road crash outside of RAF Croughton back in 2019. 

The US diplomat’s wife pleaded guilty via video link from the US, citing careless driving as the reason rather than the much more serious sentencing of dangerous driving, to which she pleaded not guilty.

Who is Anne Sacoolas?

Ms Sacoolas is the wife of US diplomat Jonathan Sacoolas who was stationed on the US intelligence base at RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire, in 2019.

In December 2019, she was charged with causing death by dangerous driving over the death of Harry Dunn, 19, in a head-on smash near RAF Croughton on August 27, 2019.

Ms Sacoolas was born Anne Elizabeth Goodwin, and is from South Carolina.

She graduated from South Aiken High School before going on to study psychology at the University of South Carolina.

Ms Sacoolas was working for the US State Department in Washington when she married her husband in 2003.

In February 2020, it emerged that Ms Sacoolas also reportedly worked for the CIA as a spy, and was more senior than her husband.

However, she was not "active" as a spook when she was in the UK, the Mail on Sunday reported.

The Foreign Office said Sacoolas "was notified to us as a spouse with no official role".

Senior Whitehall figures reportedly confirmed they knew about her CIA background.

Where is Anne Sacoolas now?

Sacoolas, 44, was able to leave the UK following the fatal road crash outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27, 2019, after diplomatic immunity was asserted on her behalf by the US Government.

She is still in the US as of October 2022.

On October 20, 2022, Ms Sacoolas appeared in court at the Old Bailey via videolink from Washington.

In September, 2022, she had been ordered to attend British court in person, but did not return to the UK.

In a statement she said she would not "voluntarily" return to Britain to face a "potential jail sentence for what was a terrible but unintentional accident".

Sacoolas has been told once again to appear for her sentencing date at the end of November 2022 after pleading guilty to the lesser charge of causing death by careless driving.

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How is Anne Sacoolas linked to the death of Harry Dunn?

Ms Sacoolas has admitted driving the SUV which was involved in a head on collision with Harry.

She is understood to have left the US base at RAF Croughton and was driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit the teen.

The military base is used by the US Air Force, and processes around a third of all US military communications in Europe.

Harry's mum Charlotte Charles said her son was going to visit his twin brother Niall when he was killed in the crash.

Ms Sacoolas left Britain on September 15, 2019, after claiming diplomatic immunity – with Harry's family being informed she had left on September 23.

The US embassy confirmed Ms Sacoolas was behind the wheel of the car involved, and Northamptonshire Police said the car was travelling on the wrong side of the road.

Since the incident, Ms Sacoolas has been at the centre of a bitter row between UK and US authorities.

Washington has refused to extradite her despite appeals from former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Former US President Donald Trump tried to engineer a meeting between Ms Sacoolas and Harry's parents Charlotte and Tim Dunn during a summit at the White House.

The family refused to participate in the stunt which was sprung on them during a meeting in October 2019 – later describing it as an "ambush".

It emerged in August 2021, that call data from her phone has allegedly been deleted – sparking claims she may have been using it when she crashed into Brit teen Harry.

Has Anne Sacoolas been charged?

Harry's family spokesman Radd Seiger confirmed on December 20, 2019, that the CPS have charged Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving.

A file of evidence was handed to the CPS in November after Northamptonshire Police interviewed Ms Sacoolas in the US.

The UK filed a formal extradition request on January 10, 2020, to bring her back to face justice.

The US State Department said the request for Ms Sacoolas's return was highly inappropriate and would be an abuse.

The Dunn family's spokesman Radd Seiger said it was the first time the US had ever turned down an extradition request by the UK.

However, in September 2021, Seiger told the PA news agency an agreement had been "reached successfully between the parties and they can put this part of the campaign behind them".

The details of the agreement have not been disclosed.

Does Anne Sacoolas have diplomatic immunity?

High Court judges ruled on Tuesday November 24, 2020, that Ms Sacoolas did have diplomatic immunity at the time of the crash.

Lord Justice Flaux and Mr Justice Saini both found Ms Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity "on arrival in the UK" which had not been "expressly waived" – meaning she did have immunity at the time of Harry’s death.

Harry’s parents had brought the case against the Foreign Office to the High Court.

After the ruling, they vowed to keep fighting for justice and to appeal the decision.

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