Cradle Fund CEO murder: Acquittal of three accused maintained

PUTRAJAYA – The Court of Appeal here today upheld the acquittal of Samirah Muzaffar (picture) and two teenagers on a charge of murdering Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan six years ago.

A three-member panel led by Justice Datuk Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera in a unanimous decision, dismissed the prosecution’s appeal to set aside a High Court verdict in acquitting and discharging the three of them on the murder charge.

The other two judges presiding on the bench were Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim and Datuk Azhahari Kamal Ramli.

On June 21, 2022, the Shah Alam High Court freed Samirah, 49, who is also Nazrin’s widow, and the two teenagers, now aged 18 and 21, of murdering Nazrin after finding that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against the three of them at the end of its case.

The three of them and an Indonesian woman, Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, were charged with killing Nazrin, 45, at his house in Mutiara Damansara between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am the following day. – BERNAMA / pic TMR FILE