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Murdering child: Mum to enter defence
Published on: Saturday, November 26, 2022
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Murdering child: Mum to enter defence
Erina, an undocumented, allegedly murdered her eight-month-old son at 1.30pm on Oct 18, 2018 in the worker’s room at Mantanani Dugong Beach, Mantanani island in Kota Belud.
Kota Kinabalu: A 34-year-old woman, who was charged with murdering her eight-month-old son in Kota Belud four years ago, was ordered to enter her defence to the charge.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Amelati Parnell made the order on Erina Jimmy on Friday ruling that the court found the prosecution had established a prima facie case against her and called her to enter her defence.

Amelati set Feb 9 and 10 for Erina’s defence.

Erina’s counsel Edward Paul had earlier informed the court that the defence has two to three witnesses and needed two days.

Erina, an undocumented, allegedly murdered her eight-month-old son at 1.30pm on Oct 18, 2018 in the worker’s room at Mantanani Dugong Beach, Mantanani island in Kota Belud.

She had on Oct 4, 2019 pleaded not guilty to committing the offence under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the death penalty on conviction.

The prosecution had called 12 witnesses to testify at the prosecution’s stage.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Azreen Yas Mohamad Ramli prosecuted.

In another case, a 28-year-old cook was ordered to enter his defence to a charge of molesting a woman.

Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie made the order on Samrin Nelsi on Friday.

The court fixed Jan 19 for Samrin’s defence.

Samrin was accused of committing the offence to a 23-year-old woman at a restaurant in Putatan at 2.20pm on March 25, 2021.

Inspector Suzie @ Stephanie Kupit, prosecuting, had called four witnesses in the trial at the prosecution stage.

Samrin was charged under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which provides for a jail term of up to 10 years, or with fine or with whipping or with any two of such punishments, on conviction.

He was represented by counsel Nabila Norsahar.

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