KUALA LUMPUR – Six men were sentenced to death by the High Court here today for the murder of deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais.
Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah sentenced them to death after finding them guilty of murdering the DPP whose body was found in a barrel filled with concrete five years ago.
In his decision, Justice Azman said the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt in their case.
“The accused persons are therefore found guilty and sentenced to death,” he said
The six men are: Pathologist Colonel Dr R. Kunaseegaran, 57; money lender S. Ravi Chandaran; R. Dinishwaran, 28; A.K. Thinesh Kumar, 27; M. Vishwanath, 30 and S. Nimalan, 27.
Justice Azman said he found all the six had intentionally killed Morais. The court ruled that the prosecution had succeeded in establishing the case without any reasonable doubt on the murder charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34 of the same law, on the joint intention of the first accused (Kunaseegaran) and the other five accused of causing death.
“The defence by the accused also failed to raise any reasonable case against the prosecution case.
“Thereby, the six accused had joint intention, and found guilty under Section 302 of the Penal Code. All six accused are sentenced to be hanged to death,“ he said.
Morais’ brother Datuk Richard Morais (pic), who was content with the court decision told the press that he ” waited a long time to seek justice for” his brother.