Paying the price: Police leading Mohamad Faiz out of the Ampang Sessions Court after his sentencing for attempting to rob Shahrinawati.
KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was jailed three years for attempting to rob an AirAsia X employee who was killed when a motorist who wanted to help rammed into her instead.
Mohamad Faiz Amirol Mohamad, 23, pleaded guilty to attempting to rob Shahrinawati Abu Bakar opposite the Palm Villa City Garden in Taman Nirwana, Ampang, at 2.45am on Aug 29, last year.
Schoolbus driver Azizee Ishak, 26, who
was accused of the same offence, claimed trial.
According to the facts of the case, two men on motorcycles tried to grab Shahrinawati’s handbag. A passer-by rammed his car into the bikes, knocking the men off balance but the duo managed to escape. It was reported that the Good Samaritan had accidentally hit Shahrinawati, who died shortly after.
A security guard found Mohamad Faiz’s wallet at the scene of the crime.
Mohamad Faiz and Azizee had originally claimed trial before the Ampang Sessions Court on Sept 12, last year to a charge of robbery under Section 395 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum 20 years’ imprisonment and whipping.
The charge was amended to Section 393 for attempted robbery, which is punishable by seven years’ jail and a fine.
Counsel Dony Abdullah pleaded for leniency, saying Mohamad Faiz had only tried to rob and not kill Shahrinawati. DPP Nadiah Malek Fauzie pressed for maximum punishment to serve the public interest.
“While the victim’s death was not caused directly by the accused, it happened because he tried to rob her,’’ she said.
Sessions judge Manira Mohd Nor sentenced Mohamad Faiz to three years’ jail and told him that he might need to testify against Azizee.