Simak juga
Ruwat Mata Air, Rawat Bumi Lestari - Saturday, 29 July 2017 15:15
Malam Award KPID Sulawesi Selatan - Saturday, 03 December 2016 21:39
Nikmati Keindahan Makassar Sky Line City View - Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:34
Pemuda Sehat Pemuda Berdaulat - Friday, 28 October 2016 11:10
Aksi Teaterikal Sumpah Pemuda Unismuh - Friday, 28 October 2016 09:41
Dg. Ical : Mengaku Pemuda Tapi Tak Komitmen - Thursday, 27 October 2016 18:55
Dua Wakil Deklarasi Anti Narkoba - Thursday, 27 October 2016 17:34
Ilmu Komunikasi UIT Kunjungi Media - Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:42

Indonesian woman gets 20 years for poisoned-coffee murder

Phinisinews - (Reuter) An Indonesian court jailed a woman for 20 years on Thursday for murdering her college friend by poisoning her coffee, ending a dramatic case that gripped the country for months.

Foto : Jessica Kumala Wongso, who is accused of murdering her friend by poisoning her coffee with cyanide, gestures after her trial at the Central Jakarta Court in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jessica Kumala Wongso, 27, an Indonesian citizen and permanent resident of Australia, remained expressionless while hearing the verdict and sentence.

"The defendant has been proven guilty of premeditated murder," presiding judge Kisworo said to applause from a packed courtroom without suggesting a motive.

"...The murder was vile and sadistic because the defendant did it to her own friend."

Wongso told the three-judge panel she thought the verdict was "unfair and one-sided".

Defense lawyers said she would appeal.

The two women had been meeting at a cafe in a central Jakarta mall when victim Wayan Mirna Salihin took a sip of a cyanide-laced drink, collapsed on the floor and went into convulsions, according to prosecutors. She died by the time she arrived at hospital.

Dozens of police were positioned around the Central Jakarta courtroom as crowds scrambled to get in to hear the verdict. The trial had heard testimony from a string of forensic and psychological experts and the case has generated headlines since Wongso was arrested earlier this year.

President Joko Widodo's administration waded into the case, saying Wongso would not be executed if she got the death penalty, according to media. The deal was made with Australia in order for Australian police to assist in the investigation.

Australia does not have the death sentence and opposes its use in other countries.

(Reporting by Djohan Widjaya; Additional reporting and writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Nick Macfie)

Read 359 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Published in Internasional
Login to post comments
  • Dokter News
  • Citizen Journalism


Phinisinews, Kian tergerusnya nilai dan tradisi lokal dalam gaya berbusana masyarakat agaknya menimbulkan kegelisahan...
Penulis : Nurjannah   Makassar - Phinisinews, Penghargaan Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia Daerah (KPID) Award tahun 2016...
Penulis : M. Arifandy Makassar - Phinisinews, PT. Pertamina (Persero) menantang technopreneur muda beradu inovasi ...
Penulis : M. Arifandy Makassar - Phinisinews, Fakultas Seni dan Desain Universitas Negeri Makassar gelar Seminar...

Get connected with Us