Cook to stand trial for student’s murder
TAIPING: The High Court yesterday ordered a cook to enter his defence on a charge of murdering a Penang Universiti Teknologi Mara female student last year.
Judicial commissioner Mohamed Zaini Mazlan held that the prosecution had succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against Syarafi Abu, 26, and set Dec 13 for trial.
The accused has opted to give evidence on oath and defence counsel Muhammad Farhan Ahmad Fadzil will be calling two witnesses.
The prosecution was represented by DPPs Mohd Amril Johari and Mohd Azrul Faidz.
The accused allegedly murdered Nursyuhada Johari, 25, at Km228.2 on the North-South Expressway (southbound) near Bukit Gantang on Feb 2, 2015.
He faces the mandatory death sentence. – Bernama
Syarafi at the court yesterday, where he was ordered to enter his defence over the murder of a Penang Universiti Teknologi Mara student.