MERSING, 2 Nov 2016:

A housewife, her husband and brother-in-law face the death penalty for allegedly killing her handicapped son at her house in Endau, between Oct 18 and 19.

Roshimah Abdullah, 27, Mohd Sapawi Ab Talib, 27, and Shukur Ab Talib, 31, were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here with the murder of Mohamad Roshamnudin Abdullah,11, on Oct 18 to 19 between 8.30pm and 4.30pm at No: 8, Kampung Bukit Terkedai, Endau.

The three accused were charged with committing the offence under Section 302 of the Penal Code and if found guilty, they could be sentenced to death by hanging.

Mohamad Roshamnudin was Roshimah’s son from a previous marriage. Mohd Sapawi, a grass-cutter, was his stepfather.

The three accused, who were not represented, nodded when the charge was read in front of magistrate Mazana Sinin.

Mazana then fixed Dec 7 for remention of case while waiting for DNA, chemistry and forensic reports.

On Oct 19, Mohamad Roshamnudin was allegedly found sprawled with his leg pinned down by a water container in the bathroom of their home by his mother.

The handicapped boy, was confirmed dead at Endau Health Clinic.

A post-mortem found the victim had died due to injury on the chest, also had bruises and scald marks of his whole body.

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