TAWAU, July 12 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today sentenced an Indonesian man to death by hanging after finding him guilty of murdering his father-in-law two years ago.
Oil palm estate worker Kristianus Sewar, 42, was charged with murdering Suis Gradus outside an unnumbered house at Block E, Ladang Pompous 2, Chenderawasih, at about 5.30pm last July 20.
Judge P.Ravinthran made the decision after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in establishing the case beyond any reasonable doubts.
According to the facts of the case, Kristianus went to his father-in-law's house to look for his wife, who went there, after a domestic quarrel.
Suis, who was in the house, went out to meet his son-in-law, but was stabbed by the later with a knife on the chest. He died at the scene.
Kristianus fled, but surrendered himself to the police five days latter.