Cradle Fund CEO murder trial: Nazrin died prior to fire

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A forensic consultant told the High Court here today that Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan was already dead before the fire broke out at his home.

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Kuala Lumpur Hospital (KLH) forensic medicine consultant Dr Siew Sheue Feng said there is no soot injury and soot inflation and such condition showed the victim did not breathe hot air.

“Looks like he (the deceased) already died before the onset of the fire,” the 46th prosecution witness said during examination-in-chief by Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanifah.

When reading out his witness statement, Dr Siew who conducted the post-mortem on Nazrin at 5pm on June 14, 2018, at the KLH Department of Forensic Medicine said, there was no evidence of laryngeal inhalation injury or soot in the trachea and deeper air passage of the victim.

Dr Siew was testifying in the trial of Nazrin’s widow Samirah Muzaffar, 46, and two teenagers, now aged 19 and 16, as well as an Indonesian woman still at large, Eka Wahyu Lestari, who were all charged with murdering Nazrin at his house in Mutiara Damansara, between 11.30 pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am the following day.

Dr Siew, who has performed more than 2,000 post-mortems, also listed 16 marks of injury that were found on Nazrin’s body which include a penetrating wound measuring 5×4 cm at the left parietal region, a penetrating wound measuring 2×1 cm at the right side of the central forehead and a penetrating wound measuring 2×1.5 cm at the upper half of the front of neck.

The witness also showed and explained more than 100 photographs taken during the post-mortem, during which Nazrin’s sister who was in the courtroom was heard crying.

The trial before Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman continues tomorrow.


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Jul 13, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Samirah Never Claimed Life Insurance Following Nazrin’s Death

Jul 9, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin’s Body Had Heat-Induced Marks

Jul 9: Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin Suspected Ex-Wife Involved in Burglary at His House

Jul 6, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Wife Did Not Deem It Necessary to Inform Family Regarding Nazrin’s Death

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

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