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.
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.