Cop to hang for Kovan murders, victims' family smile
Policeman Iskandar Rahmat has been found guilty of double murder.
Following a nine-day trial, Justice Tay Yong Kwang found that prosecutors had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Iskandar, 34, had planned to rob and kill motor workshop owner Tan Boon Sin, 67, and his son Tan Chee Heong, 42.
Iskandar has been given the death penalty, mandatory in a conviction under Section 300(a) of the Penal Code, the highest form of murder.
Justice Tay called the attacks ruthless and cruel.
He thanked the investigation team for their professionalism and lack of bias despite Iskandar also being a police officer.
As Justice Tay handed down the death sentence, Iskandar looked forward, his face expressionless.
He also allowed Iskandar 20 minutes to speak to his family after court had been adjourned.
Members of the Tan family could be seen smiling at each other after the verdict had been passed.
Read the full report in our print edition on Dec 5.
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