The Court of Appeal has fixed Jan 12 for further case management of the prosecution's appeal against the acquittal of Samirah Muzaffar and two teenagers of murdering Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan.
When contacted, one of their lawyers, Rahmat Mohamed Hazlan, said the hearing of the appeal had yet to be fixed as the records of appeal were not yet ready.
The appeal came up for case management before Court of Appeal deputy registrar Mohd Khairi Haron today.
On June 21, the Shah Alam High Court acquitted and discharged Samirah, 47, who is Nazrin's widow, and the two teenagers, aged 19 and 16, after finding that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against them.
Samirah and the two teenagers, as well as an Indonesian woman, Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, were charged with murdering Nazrin, 45, at his house in Mutiara Damansara between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am the following day.
On June 23, the Attorney-General's Chambers filed a notice of appeal against the High Court's decision acquitting Samirah and the teenagers of the murder charge.
On June 30, Samirah and the teenagers filed an appeal to challenge certain findings of facts by the High Court, including the finding that the fire which broke out in Nazrin's room was "done deliberately".
The High Court judge, in his oral judgment, said the court accepted the testimonies of Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director Edwin Galan Teruki and investigating officer Halim Zulkefeli, who concluded that the fire was deliberately lit.