PUTRAJAYA: 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 on the charge of murdering Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan.
One of their lawyers, Rahmat Hazlan, said the hearing of the appeal had yet to be fixed as the records of appeal were still not ready.
The appeal came up for case management today before Court of Appeal deputy registrar Khairi Haron.
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 (AGC) filed a notice of appeal against the High Court’s decision in acquitting Samirah and the teenagers.
On June 30, Samirah and the teenagers filed an appeal to challenge certain findings of facts by the High Court, including that the fire which broke out in Nazrin’s room was “done deliberately”.
High Court judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman, in his oral judgment, said the court accepted the testimonies of the Kuala Lumpur fire and rescue department director Edwin Galan Teruki and investigating officer Halim Zulkefeli, in which they concluded that the fire was started on purpose.