Man sen­tenced to death for killing ex-fi­ancée

New Straits Times - - News/Crime & courts -

MUAR: A for­mer tyre shop as­sis­tant was sen­tenced to death by the High Court here yes­ter­day for mur­der­ing his ex-fi­ancée when she wanted to marry an­other man.

Ju­di­cial com­mis­sioner Muham­mad Jamil Hussin meted out the sen­tence to Muham­mad Ir­shadud­din Khalis Na­su­rudin, 25, af­ter find­ing the de­fence had failed to raise rea­son­able doubt against the prose­cu­tion’s case.

Ir­shadud­din was charged with mur­der­ing Nursyafikah Ah­mad Is­mail, 22, at the park­ing area of Econ­save Su­per­mar­ket, Jalan Mers­ing, Klu­ang, near here, be­tween 5.40pm and 5.45pm on April 10, 2015.

The charge, un­der Sec­tion 302 of the Pe­nal Code, pro­vides the death sen­tence upon con­vic­tion.

In his judg­ment, Jamil said the court was sat­is­fied with Per­mai Hospi­tal’s psy­chi­atric re­port, which found the ac­cused to be men­tally sta­ble and fit to stand trial, as well as sub­mis­sion by the de­fence and prose­cu­tion.

He said Ir­shadud­din ad­mit­ted to stab­bing the vic­tim and there was no doubt that the ac­tion had in­jured the vic­tim, adding that it had also been proven that the ac­cused in­tended to kill the woman.

He said based on wit­ness tes­ti­mony and case facts, the court found the ac­cused guilty of the charge and con­victed of mur­der.

A to­tal of 27 prose­cu­tion wit­nesses and three de­fence wit­nesses tes­ti­fied dur­ing the trial.

Deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Muham­mad Shukri Hus­sain pros­e­cuted, while Ir­shadud­din was rep­re­sented by Nur Afiqah Ham­bali.

Ear­lier, when the court broke for re­cess, Ir­shadud­din stood at the dock and apol­o­gised to Nursyafikah’s mother and other fam­ily mem­bers who were in court. Ber­nama

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