Court upholds death sentence for man convicted of murdering Bill Kayong

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, March 15: The Federal Court here upheld the conviction of Mohamad Fitri Pauzi for the murder of Bill Kayong today.

The panel of judges led by Datuk Nallini Pathmanathan dismissed Mohamad Fitri’s appeal and affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal and Miri High Court that affirmed the conviction and the sentence against him over Bill’s murder in 2016.

Bill was shot to death at a traffic light intersection near Emart Commercial Centre, Kuala Baram Bypass on June 21, 2016.

He was formerly the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Miri secretary.

Four persons were arrested but only Mohamad Fitri was convicted under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The other suspects arrested were Datuk Stephen Lee, Lie Chang Loon and Chin Wui Chung. They were released and acquitted from the charge of being accomplices in hiring Mohamad Fitri. Another man who is still at large for the murder. — DayakDaily