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Johorean Woman Escapes Capital Punishment for Killing Husband As She Was a Minor At The Time

today11 April 2022


22-year-old Nur Hidayah Abdullah was pardoned for a murder she committed five years ago when Judicial Commissioner Awang Armadajaya Awang Mahmud found that the defence had not provided reasonable doubt against the case.

YA Tuan Awang Armadajaya.

Initially, she was charged under Section 302 for killing her husband, a 28-year-old poultry shop assistant, at his employer’s home in Taman Pertama Indah on the afternoon of October 14, 2017.

The woman allegedly stabbed her husband with a vegetable knife, five months after they were married.

The Muar High Court released an order for her to be jailed until pardoned by the Sultan of Johor instead.

Awang Armadajaya explained his decision by saying, β€œBecause on the date of the incident you were 17 years 11 months and 10 days old, you still were defined as a minor under…

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Written by: Lara Lee