Man gets death for mur­der; wife, mother jailed 10 years

The Myanmar Times - - News -

A MAN who stabbed his em­ployer and two other peo­ple to death over not get­ting a pay rise was sen­tenced to death by Yan­gon West District Court, and his wife and mother were given 10 years in prison each as ac­com­plices.

The court is­sued the death sen­tence to Zwe Lin Htet on Tues­day, ac­cord­ing to Hla Tun, one of the de­ceased’s fam­ily mem­bers who was at the sen­tenc­ing.

“I am sat­is­fied with the or­der of the court,” he said.

Court records showed that on the evening of Novem­ber 15, 2017, neigh­bours no­ticed a foul smell com­ing from an apart­ment in Hlaing town­ship, prompt­ing them to in­form the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

When po­lice forced open the door of the apart­ment, they found the bod­ies of Kaythi Hlaing, 40, her daugh­ter Tha­yar Tun, 9, and their helper Aye Mar Oo, 25.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors learned that the ac­cused, who had been work­ing at Kaythi Hlaing’s restau­rant, was the last per­son to visit the vic­tims and had been an­gered by his em­ployer’s re­fusal to give him a pay rise.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors charged Zwe Lin Htet’s wife and mother with be­ing ac­com­plices be­cause they had pos­ses­sion of the valu­ables that he took from the vic­tim af­ter the killings.

– Toe Wai Aung

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