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Murdering son: Filipino to know his fate Nov 3
Published on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A 40-year-old Filipino lorry driver charged with the murder of his eight-year-old son will know on Nov 3 whether he will have to enter his defence or be acquitted.

High Court Judge Datuk Nurchaya Hj Arshad set the date for Aldwin Rojas Saz when the prosecution closed its case on Tuesday after calling nine witnesses.

The court also fixed Oct 2 for the defence to submit their submissions and for the prosecution to reply on or before Oct 23.

Aldwin is accused of committing the crime to Rojas Jonvin at 2am on Feb 18, 2016 in a house behind the Wangsa sawmill in Nabawan.

He had on Nov 21, 2016 pleaded not guilty to the charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the death penalty, upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Gan Peng Kun prosecuted while Aldwin was represented by counsel Farazwin Hexdy.

Meanwhile, in the Magistrate's Court, three people were penalised for committing drug-related offences.

Nur Shazila Azman, 21, was fined RM2,000 or four months jail after she admitted to having 0.09gm syabu at 4pm on July 23 in Putatan.

Johnson Voo and Jaafar Makling were also fined RM2,000 or four months jail each for taking drugs last month.

Insp Rasydan Jasni prosecuted before Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun, while Nur, Voo and Jaafar were not represented. - Jo Ann Mool

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