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Two escape death sentence over killing of Pakistani vagrant



KUALA LUMPUR --- "Patience is a virtue and no matter how enraged you are, you have no right to take someone's life." Judicial commissioner Datuk Mohd Shariff Abu Samah advised two young offenders - Mageshwaran Sundramoorthy, 18, and Mohamad Redzuan Azhar Palani, 22, that a life of crime does not pay and opportunity will only knock on their doors once, for them to turn their lives around.

He said this when sentencing Mageshwaran and Mohamad Redzuan, to 12 years jail each, for causing the death of a Pakistani vagrant, last year.

Mageshwaran, a former hypermarket employee and Mohamed Redzuan, a despatch rider, pleaded guilty to a reduced charged of causing the death of Waseem Inayat, at 15, Jalan Ambar, Taman Kok Lian, Jinjang in Kuala Lumpur at 2pm on Feb 21, 2015.

The duo, were initially jointly charged with murder, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction, and had claimed trial but changed their pleas, when the prosecution offered them a reduced charge under Section 304(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 30 years and a fine.

"You have to be grateful because you are getting a custodial sentence instead of the death sentence. Your lives will not be lost but the victim's was lost and in order to redeem yourselves in prison, please turn to religion by reading religious books, which will bring calmness and peace, to the both of you," said Mohd Shariff.

Mohd Shariff said the court had taken into consideration that both Mageshwaran and Mohamad Redzuan, are young offenders who had pleaded guilty, that the crime was not premeditated, they had spent one year in jail, repenting their actions.

Earlier, Datuk Baljit Singh Sidhu who represented Mageshwaran told the court that his client regrets his actions and blames himself for choosing wrong friends who have had bad influence on him. Mohamad Redzuan's counsel Ratnavathy Navaratnam said her client was the sole breadwinner of the family who had five sibling and parents, to support.

"He has truly regretted what he had done and that is why he pleaded guilty to committing the offence."

Deputy public prosecutor Noor Svetlana Mohd Noor Nordin in requesting for deterrent sentence said that the victim had multiple stab wounds to his body, and the cause of his death was the stab wound that had punctured his right lung.

Their sentences will take effect from their dates of arrest, Mageshwaran on March 23, and Mohqamad Redzuan, on March 4.

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