Woman gets 30yrs jail for killing friend

KUALA TERENGGANU: A 23-year-old woman, who pleaded guilty to a charge of killing her friend four years ago, has been sentenced to 30 years jail by the High Court here.

Judge Datuk Hassan Abdul Ghani, has on Tuesday (March 5), ordered Siti Nur Athirah Azmi to serve the sentence from the day she was arrested, which is Nov 2, 2020.

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According to the charge, Siti Nur Athirah – a Form Six student then – was accused of killing her schoolmate Siti Nur Surya Ismail, 19, at a house in Kampung Lubuk Batu, Jalan Bukit Tadok, Telemong in Hulu Terengganu between 8.30am and 9.30am on Nov 1, 2020, Bernama reported.

The charge was framed under Section 302 of the Panel Code, which provides for the death penalty or a minimum imprisonment of 30 years and a maximum jail sentence of 40 years and not less than 12 strokes of the rotan if the death penalty is not served.

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The court, however, served only the jail sentence for Siti Nur Athirah according to the amendments to the Abolishment of the Mandotary Death Penalty Act 2023.

The prosecution was led by Deputy Public Prosecutor Amer Abu Bakar Abdullah and Mohd Khairuddin Idris while the accused was represented by Azura Ghazali.

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