Accused in Cradle Fund murder trial to know fate on June 21

SHAH ALAM: Samirah Muzaffar (pic) and two teenagers charged with murdering Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan will know on Tuesday (June 21) if they will be freed or ordered to defend themselves.

High Court Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman is expected to announce the verdict at the end of the prosecution case at 9am.

On April 22, Judge Ab Karim fixed May 30 to deliver his decision after hearing submissions from both parties at the end of the prosecution case. However, this was postponed to Tuesday.

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The prosecution team comprised deputy public prosecutors Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanipah, Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail and Nur Sabrina Abu Bakar; while the defence team consisted of lawyers Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah and Rahmat Hazlan.

The prosecution closed its case on Feb 14 after calling 57 witnesses, including the deceased’s older siblings, brothers Dr Abdul Aziz and Dr Malek Reedzwan and sister Che Elainee; Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director Edwin Galan Anak Teruki; Hospital Kuala Lumpur pathology forensic officer Dr Siew Sheue Feng; and a security guard at Nazrin’s residence, Raju Kumar Pandit.

Hearing of the case began on Sept 6, 2019.

On March 12, 2019, Samirah, 47, the two teenagers who are now aged 19 and 16, as well as Indonesian woman Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, were charged with murdering Nazrin at his house in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018 and 4am the following day. – Bernama