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DJ murder, judge explains sentence

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 30, 2008

A high court judge has explained why he jailed a woman who plotted the murder of her husband for only nine years, rather than throw her into prison for life.

Justice Chan Seng Onn said Aniza Essa, 25, was not likely to repeat her offence and, therefore, did not need to be locked up for good.

Prosecutors, who had asked that Aniza be sentenced to life imprisonment, are appealing against the nine-year jail term.

She had pleaded guilty to getting her 16-year-old lover to kill her husband Manap Sarlip outside the couple’s flat.

Justice Chan said the prosecution’s concern that Aniza might do the same again if released from jail was ‘highly speculative’.

Among other things, prosecutors had suggested in their written submissions that if, in the future, she were to enter into a second abusive or difficult marriage, she could fall into depression again and resort to the same violence to solve her problem. (story)

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One Response to “DJ murder, judge explains sentence”

  1. […] Anders wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptA high court judge has explained why he jailed a woman who plotted the murder of her husband for only nine years, rather than throw her into prison for life. Justice Chan Seng Onn said Aniza Essa, 25, was not likely to repeat her … […]

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