The iced coffee murder
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.