Wife And Teenage Stepsons Of Cradle CEO To Be Officially Charged With Murder

They are expected to be charged at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court at 2pm today.

Cover image via Nazrin Hassan/Facebook & Mukhriz Hazim/Malay Mail

After eight months of investigations, Cradle Fund Group CEO Nazrin Hassan's wife and two teenagers are expected to be charged with murder on Monday, 4 March

The late Cradle Group CEO with his wife, Samirah.

Image via Nazrin Hassan/Facebook

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat revealed that Samirah Muzaffar and the two teenagers, aged 15 and 17, were detained at their home at about 6.45am.

"All three suspects will be charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34 of the same law, at the Petaling Jaya Magistrates at 2pm today," he said, The Star reported.

The two teenage stepsons of Nazrin Hassan being remanded in September.

Image via Hasnoor Hussain/The Malaysian Insight

A police source told Malay Mail that the family's maid is also involved in the case, and efforts are underway to make an arrest.

“We believe the maid is back in Indonesia,” the source said.

Nazrin's death on June 2018 was initially reported to be due to a fire at his Mutiara Damansara house caused by a charging mobile phone

"The post-mortem report concluded the cause of death as being a complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding handphone that was being charged next to him," Cradle said in its statement that was posted on its official Facebook page.

However, the case was reclassified as a murder in August following a forensic investigation report by the Fire and Rescue Department

The report revealed the possibility of foul play in his death, as there were traces of petrol found on Nazrin's head, bedframe, mattress, and handphone.

Nazrin's remains were exhumed on 8 October for a second post-mortem.

The results of the second autopsy, which were revealed in late February, confirmed that the Cradle CEO's death was attributed to multiple head injuries.

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