...because he maybe killed in the process and you can be charged for murder.
Well, apparently not.
As the case of brothers Frans Hiu, 22, and Dharry Frully Hiu, 20 who were found guilty of a crime they committed two years.
The High Court in Shah Alam sentenced them to death on Oct 18..
The brothers were jointly charged with having a common intention in the murder
of 26-year-old R. Khartic at a shophouse in 3A Jalan 4, Taman Sri Sungai
Pelek in Sepang at 11am on Dec 3, 2010.
They were caretaker of the premises.
Justice Nurchaya Arshad ruled that the
prosecution had successfully proven the case beyond reasonable doubt and
sentenced the men to death.
Read it HERE
Okay. Do you get the feeling that there's something not right about this case -- the charge and the conviction. How the two boys (they are Indonesians) got to be charged under that particular section of the penal code that is punishable by death.
I'm no lawyer but ...
Anyway, weren't these boys defending themselves against an intruder who broke into their "home"?
What were they supposed to do?
What are we supposed to do when someone breaks into our home?
What kind of signal is the court sending?
But I'm glad several groups are calling for a judicial review into the death sentence.
In my humble opinion, the sentence is extreme. But why were they charged under that section in the first place?
Is there something only the court - the judge, prosecutors and the boys' lawyers - knows?