Nazrin's bedroom walls scribbled with red lipstick, court told of 2015 crime scene

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  • Friday, 06 Sep 2019

Samirah Muzaffar wife of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan leaving Shah Alam High Court.

SHAH ALAM: Three witnesses, all police personnel from the fingerprinting and photo department, testified at the High Court here in the murder trial of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan on Friday (Sept 6).

Kpl Mahadin Bakar, 42, and Kpl Nazrin Zakaria, 39, testified about the photographs they had taken at the alleged crime scene.

Kpl Nazrin testified that when he went to the crime scene on the day of the incident, he saw there was blood around and under Nazrin's remains.

Meanwhile, the third witness, Kpl Jumardi Mursalim, 34, was questioned by lead defence counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah if he remembered lifting fingerprints at another crime scene in Nazrin's bedroom in 2015.

Shafee said Nazrin had lodged a police report on Oct 1,2015 at 12.59am, regarding an incident in his house.

Shafee said the walls of the same bedroom where Nazrin was found dead, had been scribbled with red lipstick.

He said a laptop was destroyed and the bedsheet, as well as pillows and clothes in the wardrobe, were slashed in the 2015 incident.

Kpl Jumardi response was in the affirmative, except for the shredded clothes in the wardrobe which he said he was unsure.

In the dock are Nazrin's widow Samirah Muzaffar, 44, and two schoolboys aged 14 and 17.

Samirah, the two teenagers and Indonesian national Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, are accused of murdering Nazrin, 47, at a house in Mutiara Damansara, between 11.30pm on June 13,2018, and 4am on June 14,2018.

They were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same code, which comes with the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The two boys were granted bail of RM50,000 with two sureties by the Shah Alam High Court in March, while the Federal Court allowed Samirah bail of RM500,000 with two sureties in May.

Earlier, a small commotion broke out when the proceedings adjourned for lunch break.

Both the boys were unhappy with press photographers taking photographs of Samirah.

They blocked her from their (the photographers) view as they were leaving the court premises.

One of the boys shouted "stop" while a young lawyer believed to be from the defence team allegedly called journalists at the scene "running dogs".

Later, after the proceedings, Shafee told reporters that the spectacles of one of the boys were knocked off during the commotion.

Reporters then told Shafee it was difficult to take Samirah's photographs sans the boys as the latter got in the way by shielding her.

Shafee told the reporters and photographers that he will ask the boys to walk separately and away from Samirah from now on to allow the media to take her pictures.

The hearing continues next Friday.

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