MUAR: A former tyre shop assistant was sentenced to death by the High Court here today for murdering his ex-fiancee when the woman wanted to marry another man.
Judicial Commissioner Muhammad Jamil Hussin handed down the sentence on Muhammad Irshaduddin Khalis Nasurudin, 25, after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts against the prosecution’s case.
Khalis was charged with stabbing to death supermarket clerk Nursyafikah Ahmad Ismail, 22, at a motorcycle parking area at the Econsave Supermarket, Jalan Mersing, Kluang, near here, at 5.45pm on April 10, 2015.
The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, provides the death sentence upon conviction.
In the judgment, Jamil said the court was satisfied with the psychiatric report from Permai Hospital that found the accused to be mentally stable and fit to stand trial.
Jamil said Khalis had admitted to stabbing the victim and there was no doubt that the action had caused injury to the woman.
It had also been proven that the accused indeed had the intention to kill the woman, he added.
He said based on the testimony of witnesses and facts of the case, the court found the accused guilty of the charge.
A total of 27 prosecution witnesses and three defence witnesses testified during the trial.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Shukri Hussain prosecuted, while Khalis was represented by counsel Nur Afiqah Hambali.
Earlier, when the court broke for recess, Khalis, from the dock apologised to Nursyafikah’s mother and other family members who were in the court.