Cradle CEO’s Murder: Teen Boys Allowed RM50K Bail Each

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The Shah Alam High Court has allowed the two teenage boys accused of the murder of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan to be released on RM50,000 bail each.

Murder is a non-bailable offence.

However, Justice Ab Karim Ab Rahman allowed the application filed by the boys’ biological father on the grounds that, based on their ages and background, the court believed the teens would not abscond.

“The presumption of innocence must still be on their side,” he said on Wednesday (March 27).

“The court also agrees that their education could be affected while this is not a special reason they have excelled in their studies and other activities,” he added.

The lawyer for the two defendants, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, had asked for RM15,000 bail, while deputy public prosecutor Jamil Aripin asked for bail to be set at RM20,000.

However, Ab Karim felt that both amounts were unreasonable and imposed RM50,000 for the two teenagers.

Hisyam said he was happy with the ruling and thanked the judge for making a fair judgment.

His colleague S Leonard added that the boys are innocent until proven guilty.

“Justice has been served. I am grateful for the judgment today,” Leonard said.

Family members and close friends of the two accused were happy when the decision was read out by Ab Karim.

The judge ordered for eight conditions to be met by the teens which included, among other things: surrendering their passports to the court, reporting to the nearest police station weekly, refraining from being in public places with the exception of religious and learning reasons, and observing a home curfew between 6pm and 6am daily.

He also barred them from leaving the state without express permission from the court.

Additionally, they may not reside with any family members who are witnesses in the trial.

He added that the bailors must undertake to monitor the teens and ensure their court attendance whenever required.

The boys filed applications for bail after one of them claimed he was sexually and physically assaulted while in detention.

The duo cannot be named or identified in any way by order of the court.

On March 12, Samirah Muzaffar, 44, and the two teenagers, 13 and 16, pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Nazrin.

Nazrin was Samirah’s second husband.

They were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which was read together with Section 34 of the same Act.

The trio were charged together with Indonesian Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large.

All four were accused of murdering Nazrin, 47, at a house in Mutiara Homes, Mutiara Damansara, between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am the following day.

Nazrin was found with 30% burns on his body.

The initial conclusion of accidental death was reclassified as murder following the findings of the Fire and Rescue Department’s forensics unit.

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