PASIR PUTEH (Bernama): The Magistrate’s Court here has ordered a labourer who was charged with murdering his eight-month-old son to Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta in Perak to determine his mental status.
Magistrate Mohd Dinie Shazwan Ab Shukor made the order on Sunday (Oct 25) following a request by lawyer Muhamad Izwan Ishak - representing Wan Roslan Wan Mustapa - for his client to be sent to the hospital for mental observation.
Muhamad Izwan also applied to the court to set a date within a month for mention of the case and submission of documents, pending the autopsy and psychiatric reports.
The court then set Nov 24 for mention.
Earlier, the 40-year-old Wan Roslan nodded after the charge was read out to him, but no plea was recorded as the case comes under the jurisdiction of the High Court.
He was charged with murdering Wan Mohamad Afiq Zafwan Wan Roslan in Kampung Sungai Dua, Repek, Bachok, at 10 am on Oct 13.
The charge carries the death sentence if found guilty.
Wan Roslan was also charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code with voluntarily causing hurt using a broom on his 32-year-old wife Nor Hanifah Mohamad at the same place, time and date.
The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Siti Asma'a Che Omar.- Bernama