MIRI: A 30-year-old man, accused of murdering Miri PKR secretary Bill Kayong two years ago, was sentenced to death by the High Court here today.
The punishment was meted out by High Court Judge P. Ravinthran after the accused, Mohamad Fitri Fauzi was found guilty of fatally shooting the native rights activist on June 21, 2016.
The offence, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries the mandatory death penalty.
Ravinthran also ruled that the prosecution that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
According to the charge sheet read by Deputy Public Prosecutor Nur Nisla Abdul Latif, Mohamad Fitri was accused of committing the offence at a traffic light junction at Jalan Miti-Kuala Baram on June 21, 2016 at 8.20am.
Bill Kayong or Mohd Hasbie Abdullah died of gun shot wounds at the scene.
Four suspects, including Mohamad Fitri and a 'Datuk', were detained since 2016 to facilitate police investigations into the murder.
Three of them were freed on June 6, last year, as there was insufficient evidence linking them to Mohamad Fitri and the crime. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd