Duo get death sentence for fatally stabbing woman 78 times


SHAH ALAM: Two friends were sentenced to death by the High Court here today after they were found guilty of murdering a woman by stabbing her 78 times five years ago.

Judge Wan Afrah Wan Ibrahim handed down the sentence on Muhammad Faizul Mohd Ali, 24, and Mohd Zulhaziq Razali, 27, after finding them guilty.

In the judgment, she said the defence by both the accused failed to raise reasonable doubts against the prosecution’s case.

The two men were jointly charged with the murder of Rozana Mohd Yusak, 35, at her house in Jalan Puncak Desa 2, Kepong, between midnight and 1.15am on Dec 21, 2011.

The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries the death sentence upon conviction.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Siti Balkish Abdul Yazaid, while Muhammad Faizul was represented by lawyer Ariff Azami Hussein and Mohd Zulhaziq by lawyer Saladin Mohd Yasin.