PETALING JAYA: Two turtle egg traders were sentenced to death by the Kuala Terengganu High Court today after being convicted for murder.
The duo, Faizol Aznan Muhamad and Mohd Riduan Ismail, had been charged with killing their friend – also a turtle egg trader – with a motorcycle helmet and a piece of wood, Berita Harian reported.
Judge Zainal Azman Ab Aziz sentenced them to death after ruling that the defence had failed to cast a reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case.
According to the judge, the forensic report clearly stated that the injuries sustained by the deceased, Razak Abdullah, were caused by the helmet and the piece of wood found at the scene of the crime.
Faizol and Riduan are accused of murdering Razak at a beach in Geliga in Chukai, Kemaman on June 3, 2016.
Deputy public prosecutors Engku Ahmad Rashdi Engku Abdillah and Intan Nor Hilwani Mat Rifin appeared for the prosecution while the accused were represented by Ghazali Ismail and Masliela Ismail.
The court was told the two men had a misunderstanding with Razak, resulting in them becoming aggressive and hitting the man with the piece of wood and a helmet.-FMT