MELAKA: A Singaporean is facing two murder charges here over the gruesome death of his wife and stepson, who were cut into pieces.
No plea was recorded from Shahrul Nizam Zuraimy, 31, who merely nodded when the charges were read to him before magistrate Muhammad Nazrin Ali Rahim yesterday.
According to the statement of facts, the accused is said to have murdered Norfazera Bidin, 27, at a house in Taman Merdeka Jaya, Batu Berendam, Melaka, between 9pm and 1am on Oct 6.
For the second offence, he is accused of murdering 11-year-old Muhammad Iman Ashraf Abdullah at the same location and time.
He is charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Anis Najwa Nazari led the prosecution while the accused was unrepresented.
No bail was granted. The court fixed Dec 16 for re-mention.
The media had earlier reported that police discovered human body parts at a bush in Kampung Ladang, Krubong.
The decapitated heads of the victims were found atop their house.
Melaka police with the help of their Singaporean counterpart managed to detain the suspect on Oct 12.
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