The Sun (Malaysia)

Ex-cop’s death sentence upheld

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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court yesterday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a former police constable for the murder of a two-year-old boy and his babysitter nearly 12 years ago.

The five-man bench led by Federal Court judge Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, in a unanimous decision, held that based on evidence, it found that Mohd Nahar Abu Bakar’s conviction was safe.

It dismissed his appeal against the Oct 5, 2010 Shah Alam High Court verdict to find him guilty of killing two-year-old Muhammad Nurosama Shohimi, whose father is former Klang Umno division secretary Shohimi Shafie and the toddler’s babysitter Siti Rohana Baharom, 34.

“There is no merit in the appeal. On evidence, the High Court made the correct decision in finding him (Mohd Nahar) guilty on the murder charges,” said Justice Ahmad.

Mohd Nahar, 39, previously attached to the Kampung Baru police station, Manjung, Perak, was accused of committing the murders at Siti Rohana’s low-cost flat in Bandar Baru Klang, Klang at 1pm on Dec 30, 2003.

He appealed to the Federal Court after his attempt to set aside his conviction and death sentence was unsuccessf­ul in the Appeal Court which was dismissed on Jan 3, 2013. – Bernama

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