Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teen and three others charged with murder of engineer


SHAH ALAM: A teenager was charged in the magistrate's court yesterday with robbing and murdering a 36-year-old engineer in August, last year.

The 17-year-old teenager was charged with three others, who are still at large, with the murder of Victor Liew Shan Horng.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at a rubber estate near Jalan Kubur in Section 36, here, on Aug 25, last year.

He was also charged with robbing Liew of his Volvo, RM300 and two ATM cards on Aug 22.

He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Magistrate Zilfinaz Abbas did not allow bail following a request by deputy public prosecutor Zara Aina Mohd Zawawi, who said the offences committed were serious. The case was fixed for mention on March 22.

The teenager was arrested on Dec 23 last year. It was reported earlier that Liew, an engineer, was found dead on Aug 24, tied to a rubber tree in Sungai Kandis, here.

He had wounds on his hands and body and was found by a rubber tapper three days after he went missing.

Liew was reported missing by his wife, Sheng Mei Ying, 39, when he failed to return home from a fishing trip.

The family later discovered that there had been four withdrawals, totalling RM6,000, from his bank account.

Police later found Liew's car in an isolated area at the end of the newly-opened Kota Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway.

Sheng had also sought the help of Sri Muda assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafie to locate her husband.

It was reported that a witness had told Shuhaimi and the police that he was fishing at a lake in Alam Impian, here, and Liew was spotted on the opposite side of the lake.

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