AGC appeals acquittal of Cradle CEO's widow, 2 teens


The AGC has confirmed it has appealed the decision to acquit Samirah Muzaffar and her children of murdering her husband Nazrin Hassan in 2018. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 23, 2022.

THE Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has filed a notice of appeal to reverse the High Court acquitting Samirah Muzaffar and her two teenage children of murdering Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan.

“We are appealing the decision of the High Court,” Attorney-General Idrus Harun said.

Meanwhile, deputy public prosecutor Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail said the notice of appeal was filed yesterday through e-filing.

On June 21, Shah Alam High Court Judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman acquitted Samirah, 47, and two teenagers, now aged 19 and 16, of murdering Nazrin, 45, after finding that the prosecution had failed to establish its case against them.

In his ruling, Ab Karim held that the evidence that Samirah and the two teenagers were the last people with the deceased, cannot be said to lead to the offence of murdering Nazrin.

The judge also ruled there was no direct evidence to show that the three of them committed the offence murder.

Samirah and the two teenagers as well as an Indonesian woman, Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, were charged with murdering Nazrin at his house in Mutiara Damansara, between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am the following day. – Bernama, June 23, 2022.


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