Man charged with murdering mother to be sent for psychiatric evaluation

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  • Friday, 15 Nov 2019

Mohd Ridzuan, who is accused of murdering his mother, will undergo psychiatric evaluation. – Bernama

KUANTAN (Bernama): A jobless man was charged at the Magistrate's Court here on Friday (Nov 15) with murdering his invalid mother at their family home here last Tuesday (Nov 5).

Mohd Ridzuan Mustafa, 38, nodded his head to indicate that he understood the murder charge which was read to him in front of magistrate Nordiana Abd Aziz.

No plea was recorded.

Mohd Ridzuan is accused of killing Sefiah Hamid, 62, on Nov 12 between 8.40am and 10.40am, at a house in Taman Kampung Padang near here.

The charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Nasrul Hadi appeared for the prosecution while Mohd Ridzuan was not represented.

Nordiana ordered the accused to be sent for psychiatric evaluation at Hospital Permai in Johor and fixed Dec 17 for mention pending the evaluation report.

On Tuesday, the media reported that a mentally deranged man had stabbed his mother in the neck, leading to her death.

He then pushed the body out of the house on a wheelchair.

The suspect reportedly pushed the wheelchair for about 50m before he was spotted with the body by a group of residents having breakfast a nearby coffee shop. – Bernama

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