KUALA LUMPUR: Six men charged with murdering deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Anthony Kevin Morais will know on Nov 20 whether they will have to enter their defence.
High Court judge Azman Abdullah set the date after hearing submissions by the prosecution and defence.
Five of the men, R Dinishwaran, 25; A K Thinesh Kumar, 24; M Vishwanath, 27; S Nimalan, 24; and S Ravi Chandaran, 46; are accused of killing the DPP between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015, along the stretch between Jalan Dutamas Raya Sentul and No 1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.
They face the death sentence if found guilty under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Col Dr R Kunaseegaran, 54, who is the first accused, allegedly abetted the five men in killing Morais at the same place, date and time.
He is charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code read together with Section 302 of the Penal Code. He also faces the death sentence if convicted.
DPP Mohd Saiful Edris Zainuddin appeared for the prosecution while Kunaseegaran is represented by counsel N Sivananthan and Geethan Ram Vincent.
Vishwanath, Nimalan and Ravi Chandaran are represented by counsel V Rajehgopal while Dinishwaran and Thinesh Kumar are represented by M Manoharan.
During the trial which lasted 57 days, the prosecution called 70 witnesses.
Morais was reported missing on Sept 4, 2015. He was seen leaving his apartment at Menara Duta here in a Proton Perdana with the registration number WA6264Q.
His body was found inside a drum filled with concrete at Persiaran Subang Mewah, Subang Jaya, near here, on Sept 16, 2015.