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Couple On Death Row With 2 Young Kids Dodges Gallows, Drug Trafficking Charges Reduced To Possession

today22 June 2022


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Today, a couple sentenced to death three years ago for trafficking marijuana were exempted from the death penalty.

Their lawyers told a three-member Court of Appeal bench headed by judge Hanipah Farikullah a joint representation made to the Attorney-General’s Chambers last month had been acknowledged.

The prosecution affirmed this, but the specifics of the representation were not disclosed in court.

YA Datuk Hanipah Farikullah. (source: Portal Rasmi Pejabat Ketua)

Hanipah then released K Kavitha, 42, after sitting with judges Ahmad Nasfy Yasin and Nordin Hasan. Her husband, S Jagatheson, 44, was charged with possession and sentenced to 15 years in prison with ten strokes of the rotan.

In mitigation, Jagatheson’s lawyer, P Thaneswaran, stated that his client had already sustained enough by being isolated from his two young children, whereas lawyer R Subash represented Kavitha.

On April 19, 2016, the couple…

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Written by: Lara Lee