Suspects in Bill Kayong murder trial to know fate on June 6


MIRI: Four men charged with the murder of social activist Bill Kayong on June 21, 2016 in Tudan will know their fate when the High Court here makes the ruling on June 6.

The accused Datuk Stephen Lee Chee Kiang, 46, Lie Chang Loon, 38 and Chin Wui Ching, 51 were charged with abetting Mohamad Fitri Pauz, 30 – an offence punishable under Section 109 read together with Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

High Court Judge Ravinthran Paramaguru presided over the case where 28 prosecution witnesses including Investigating Officer, ASP Lee Chee Keat were called to testify in the case since March 7 this year.

Ravinthran, after having deliberated on the oral submission, said the prosecution only focused on the first accused (Mohamad Fitri) and had not implicated the three accused in abetting Mohamad Fitri.

However, if there is concrete evidence during the trial, he set aside three days, June 14, 15 and 16 for a defence call.

Source: The Borneo Post

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