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AGC files appeal over murder verdict of Cradle Fund CEO

Deputy public prosecutor Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail says the notice of appeal was filed yesterday.

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The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has filed a notice of appeal to reverse the High Court’s decision to acquit Samirah Muzaffar and two teenagers of the charge of murdering Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan.

When contacted, Attorney-General Idrus Harun confirmed the matter.

“We are appealing against the decision of the High Court,” he told Bernama.

Meanwhile, deputy public prosecutor Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail said the notice of appeal was filed yesterday.

The prosecution had 14 days to file a notice of appeal for the Court of Appeal to overturn the High Court’s verdict.

On June 21, Shah Alam High Court judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman freed Samirah, 47, and two teenagers, now aged 19 and 16, of the charge of murdering Nazrin, 45, after finding that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case at the end of the its case against the trio.

In his ruling, Karim held that the evidence that Samirah and the two teenagers were the last people to be with the deceased could not be said to lead to the offence of murdering Nazrin.

The judge also ruled that there was no direct evidence to show that the three of them had committed the offence.

Samirah and the two teenagers as well as an Indonesian woman, Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, were charged with murdering Nazrin at his house in Mutiara Damansara, between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am the following day.

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