05 Jul '11, 10pm

Elderly housewife's murder: Man freed, brother to be hanged

SINGAPORE - He was on Death Row for three years for allegedly murdering an elderly housewife together with his younger brother. However, Ismil Kadar, 42, walked out a free man yesterday after the Court of Appeal absolved him of any involvement in the brutal murder of Madam Tham Weng Kuen in her Boon Lay flat on May 6, 2005. The court upheld the finding that Ismil's brother, Muhammad, was the sole culprit in the fatal stabbing of the 69-year-old during a robbery. Muhammad, 36, thus remains sentenced to hang for murder. The ruling was the final twist to a near 100-day trial spanning over two years - an "extraordinary case", described the judges, who were highly critical of the work of the investigators and prosecutors. Ismil had initially confessed to the police that he was alone when he inflicted more than 110 stab wounds on Mdm Tham. But Appeal Judge V K Rajah and Justices...

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