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Widow, teenagers acquitted of murdering Cradle Fund CEO

High Court judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman says there is no prima facie case against the three.

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The Shah Alam High Court today acquitted the widow of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan and two teenagers accused of his murder four years ago.

High Court judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman said the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against the trio.

According to Bernama, he said the court also found that the situation at the time did not show that the conduct of the three had inflicted injuries resulting in Nazrin’s death.

He also said that the prosecution had failed to prove that there was a murder at the time alleged in the charge.

Samirah Muzaffar and the teenagers, now aged 19 and 16, were accused of murdering Nazrin at his home in Mutiara Damansara between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018 and 4am the following day.

Indonesian national Eka Wahyu Lestari, who remains at large, was also charged with his murder.

Hearing of the case began on Sept 6, 2019. The prosecution closed its case on Feb 14 after calling 57 witnesses.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutors Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanipah, Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail and Nur Sabrina Zubairi.

The defence team consisted of lawyers Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, Rahmat Hazlan, LS Leonard, S Suresh, Savreena Kaur and Zahria Eleena Redza.

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