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Filipino's murder charge reduced to manslaughter
Published on: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 66-year-old man from Sarawak, who was tentatively charged with the murder of a Filipino teenager in Kiulu last year, saw the charge against him reduced to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

The Magistrate's Court here on Friday was informed by the prosecution that the charge against Bujet Otek had been reduced to Section 304(a) of the Penal Code.

Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus transferred Bujet's case to the Sessions Court following an application to do so by the prosecution.

Bujet, an odd job worker, is accused of causing the death of one Juvinrey Sabado, 15, at 2.20pm on Oct 25, 2017 at a house in Kg Lobok, Kiulu, in Tuaran.

The charge provides a jail term of up to 30 years on conviction.

The initial murder charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the death sentence, on conviction.

Inspector Papilus Primus prosecuted while Bujet was represented by counsel Dato' Seri Rakhbir Singh. – Jo Ann Mool

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