05 Jul '11, 5am

Older of two brothers accused of murdering elderly housewife 6 years ago acquitted, released from prison

Older of two brothers accused of murdering elderly housewife 6 years ago acquitted, released from prison

The crime scene where Madam Tham Weng Kuen was murdered. Ismil Kadar, the older of two brothers accused of murdering an elderly housewife six years ago, was acquitted and released from prison on Tuesday. -- ST FILE PHOTO THE older of two brothers accused of murdering an elderly housewife six years ago was acquitted and released from prison on Tuesday in a dramatic final twist to a long-running court case that an appeal judge described as 'extraordinary'. Justice V. K. Rajah, delivering the decision of the three-judge court, said serious doubts have been cast on the reliability of police statements in which Ismil Kadar, 42, admitted to committing the crime. He said confessions had been obtained 'in troubling circumstances' and that it seemed it was more of the investigator deliberately breaching procedures than being merely careless. In a strongly worded judgment, Justice R...

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