Man sentenced to death for killing ex-fiancée
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