The iced cof­fee mur­der

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Crime Special -

Jes­sica Wongso greeted her old friend Mirna Sal­i­hin with a smile at Cafe Olivier in Jakarta’s Grand In­done­sia Mall. The two 27-yearolds – who met as class­mates at a Syd­ney de­sign school – had not seen each other in some time and Mirna cou couldn’t d t wait a t to catch catc up.

Be­sides Wongso’s odd text mes­sage hours be­fore their meet­ing, that said she wanted to pre-order drinks for them, noth­ing seemed out of the or­di­nary. Lit­tle did Mirna know, Wongso – who’d ar­rived 90 min­utes ear­lier car­ry­ing three large bags – was plot­ting her death.

Sud­denly, af­ter tak­ing a few sips of h her iced cof­fee, Mirna col­lapsed onto t the floor, con­vuls­ing and froth­ing at t the mouth. Wongso had laced the drink w with cyanide, us­ing the bags as a cover, a and within hours Mirna was dead.

In the case, dubbed the trial of t the cen­tury, it was re­ported Jes­sica h had sought re­venge as Mirna had e ear­lier ad­vised her to break-up with a boyfriend – a rec­om­men­da­tion she f fol­lowed but still felt bit­ter about. W Wongso was found guilty of mur­der a and sen­tenced to 20 years in prison.

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