Thursday, 30 August 2012

Unemployed man gets death for murder of father-in-law

JOHOR BARU: Despite being sentenced to death for murdering his father-in-law, an unemployed man walked out of the court with a wide grin on his face.

Mohd Azuwa Talib, 25, even asked the court policemen if he should flash a peace sign to photographers.

Mohd Azuwa told his family members in the courtroom not cry because the decision was expected.

"The only penalty is death so do not worry about it and do not cry," he said before exiting the court with a wide grin on his face.

Mohd Azuwa was charged with murdering his father-in-law Armen Suardi, 55, by stabbed him three times at their home in Bandar Tenggara, Kulai between 2.30pm on Nov 8 to 5.20am on Nov 9.

Judicial Commissioner Samsudin Hassan said that the prosecution has succeeded in proving a prima facie case against the accused.

Samsudin explained that Mohd Azuwa's statement of self-defence could not be accepted as the victim had sustained three stab wounds - two in his body and one to his head.

"The wound penetrated the skull and his brain," he said adding that more harm was inflicted than what was necessary for the purpose of self- defence.

Samsudin added that Armen was not armed at the time and even if he had attacked the accused, it would not have caused him serious harm or death.

"The evidence also showed that Mohd Azuwa had been in constant friction with his father-in-law from the moment that he got married," he said.


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