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Death penalty demanded for accused killers of ex-journalist

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    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Wed, April 3, 2019   /   11:44 am
Death penalty demanded for accused killers of ex-journalist The funeral of a former journalist who was found dead in a drum, Abdullah Fithri Setiawan, 43, at the Semper public cemetery in North Jakarta on Nov. 19, 2018. (kompas.com/Ardito Ramadhan D)

Prosecutors demanded on Tuesday the death penalty for two of the three defendants who are standing trial at the Cibinong District Court for the murder of Abdullah "Dufi" Fithri Setiawan, a former journalist whose body was found in a drum in Bogor, West Java, on Nov. 18, 2018.

Prosecutor Anita Dian Wardhani said two of the defendants, M. Nurhadi and Sari Murniasi, deserved capital punishment, while the third, Yudi, deserved 15 years in prison. They were all charged with violating Article 340 of the Criminal Code on premeditated murder and Article 365 on violent robbery.

“The death penalty for Nurhadi and Sri Murniasih is for premeditated murder, while the imprisonment sentence for Yudi is for him helping the other defendants dispose of the dead body,” the head of the general crime division of the Bogor Attorney General's Office, Kristanto, said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Dufi’s brother, Muhammad Ali Ramdhani, said he felt grateful when he heard the demand read out during the session on Tuesday afternoon. (vla)