Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Hole in CEO’s Head Aroused Sister’s Suspicions

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The older sister of the late Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan told the Shah Alam High Court today that she and two of her siblings requested a second post-mortem because their suspicions were aroused by an almost 3cm hole on the victim’s head.

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Che Elainee Che Hassan, 63, the 21st prosecution witness in Nazrin’s murder trial, said she and her siblings were also doubtful of the first post-mortem findings that concluded his death was caused by injuries attributable to an explosion.

“On the day of the incident, I went to the mortuary at Kuala Lumpur Hospital to see my brother’s body, and I saw a hole with a one-inch diameter on the left side of his head. This made me and my siblings suspicious.

“The hole was round, and it is not possible to be due to a blast injury as reported in the post-mortem findings,” she said when reading out her witness statement before judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman.

Elainee added she was also present during the exhumation of Nazrin’s body in October 2018 after the case was reclassified as murder.

Meanwhile, the court set July 13 and 14 for the defence team to bring in a fire expert from Australia to assist in cross-examining the 20th prosecution witness, Edwin Galan Teruki.

Galan, who is the Fire and Rescue Department’s fire safety director, was an expert witness of the prosecution at the hearing on May 15.

Karim said the court would not postpone the trial if the foreign expert, John Charles Plimsoll Horswell, is not present on the set dates.


On March 12, Nazrin’s wife, Samirah Muzaffar, 44, a former senior executive at Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, and two teenagers, aged 17 and 14, were charged, along with Indonesian citizen Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, with Nazrin’s murder.

They are alleged to have committed the offence at their house in Mutiara Homes, Mutiara Damansara, between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018 and 4am on June 14, 2018.

The hearing continues on Friday.

Earlier reports:

May 22, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Blackberry Phone Did Not Explode

May 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Three Fire Origins Detected at Burnt Home

Feb 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Sibling Aware of Death Threat Against Nazrin

Dec 31, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Widow Refused to Allow Insurance to Pay Deceased’s Debts

Dec 28, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Brother Gets Info on Post-Mortem from Health DG

Dec 27, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Blog Allegedly Penned by Nazrin About Brother

Dec 24, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Witness Never Heard of Fire from Exploding BlackBerry

Dec 17, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Tense Atmosphere

Dec 3, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Fire Originated in Two Places

Nov 29, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Another Witness Accused of Lying

Nov 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Heated Exchange Between Witness and Lawyer Shafee

Nov 8, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin’s Body Not Typical of Fire Victim

Oct 3, Fireman: Cradle Fund CEO Had Holes on Head, Fireworks Found in Victim’s Room

Oct 3, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Samirah’s Son Filed Police Report of Cops Lying to Him

Oct 2, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Fireman Says Widow Didn’t Seem Sad at His Death

Sept 28, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Cop Saw Head and Face Injuries on Deceased

Sept 20, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Public Entered House After Fire

Sept 20, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Cop Who Received Call on Fire, Photographer Testify

Sept 13, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Guard Tried to Break Down Bedroom Door

Sept 6, Prosecution to Prove Widow. Stepsons Killed Cradle Fund CEO