Filipino gets 20 years’ jail for killing
Posted on June 20, 2012, Wednesday
TAWAU: The High Court yesterday sentenced a 52-year-old Filipino to 20 years’ jail for killing his uncle.
Hadullah Daruddin, who was employed by an oil palm plantation in Lahad Datu, pleaded guilty before Judicial Commissioner Datuk Douglas Primus to a charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder framed under Section 304 (a) of the Penal Code which provides for a 30-year jail sentence and also liable to a fine, upon conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah told the court that the accused was returning after work about 5pm on December 4, 2009 and was informed by the wife of a friend, identified as Noralin, that his (the accused) wife had left for Mile 4 and was told not to look for her.
After Hadullah had his dinner, his uncle (the deceased) came by his house and told him that he (the deceased) had sex with the accused wife and that it was for that reason that she had run away.
Claiming to be enraged and troubled by the confession, the accused went to look for his wife and brought along a machete with him.
The accused met his wife at his brother-in-law’s house and asked her if she had sex with Osman (the deceased), but his wife remained silent and turned away from him.
The accused later went back to Mile 10 and looked for the deceased at the latter’s house and slashed him on the head.