Tag: culpable homicide
Court of Appeal finds it is not safe to convict Poon Wai Hong of murder due to the absence of an intention to kill his girlfriend in 2013.
But lawyer Ramkarpal Singh says it is unacceptable, and will meet Tommy Thomas this week.
The Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy is demanding answers over why investigations are being carried out for wrongful confinement and not culpable homicide'.
A five-member Federal Court bench says no error was committed by the earlier panel which amended the charge from murder to causing death.
Wiring consultant and wife with breast cancer to serve 20 years' jail each on reduced charge as prosecution failed to prove murder.
The Federal Court, in finding that a trial judge had acted as prosecutor and asked a prosecution witness incriminating questions, reduces murder charge and sentences contractor to 20 years’ in jail.
Wong is charged with culpable homicide without the intention to kill and for disposing the body by throwing it into a ravine.
They include two dentists, health ministry officials and staff of dental clinic, but no arrests made in this culpable homicide not amounting to murder case.