21 Mar '11, 11am

Man won't be hanged for killing 6-year-old (via ST iPhone App)

Mohammad Johan Rashid, 32, pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next Monday. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN MOHAMMAD Johan Rashid, 32, was to stand trial on Monday in the High Court for murdering a six-year-old boy placed in his care. The jobless man had kicked and stomped on the child, fracturing his ribs and lacerating the right lung, in November 2009. However, the prosecution decided to proceed with the lesser charge of causing death probably because there was no premeditation. He pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next Monday. In stating the prosecution's case, deputy public prosecutor David Khoo revealed the last days of Muhammad Nor Rashidy Rahmat. The court heard that Mohammad Johan and his then girlfriend Siti Roudha Amir, would frequently look after Rashidy and his one-year-old brother as the boys' parents were in jail for drug consumption. The children were then livi...

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