07 December 2021 :
The High Court in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, on 7 December 2021 sentenced a man to death by hanging for killing his neighbour five years ago.
Justice Datuk Nurchaya Hj Arshad imposed the sentence on Hibir Azlan, 25, after finding him guilty of a murder charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
The indictment provides for the death sentence, upon conviction.
In her reserved decision, the judge held that the accused had failed to cast reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case.
Hibir was convicted of murdering Jotin Yojunpin, 45, at an unnumbered house at Jalan Garau, Kampung Narandang in Kudat at 1pm on 29 December 2016.
The prosecution had called eight witnesses to testify against the accused, who was represented by counsel Korvent Wheezar E. Jomiji.
The defence produced two witnesses, including the accused himself.