Published: Tuesday November 20, 2012 MYT 7:20:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday November 20, 2012 MYT 7:47:59 PM
Foray murder: Accused appears to have wiped his walls, cop tells court
By ONG HAN SEAN
KUANTAN: The walls in murder accused Asni Omar's home had been wiped clean, a police forensics investigation officer told the High Court here.
Insp Shuhada Salim said Tuesday that clear traces of recent wiping on the walls were found in the petty trader's home in Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman when the police investigated the crime scene of the murder of French tourist Stephanie Foray last year.
"It was clearly wiped because the surface was dusty. If it was touched or wiped, it would leave a very significant difference on the wall," he said when questioned by deputy public prosecutor Salim Soib @ Hamid Tuesday.
Insp Shuhada, however, said he did not estimate the extent of the wiping traces.
He was testifying in the trial of Asni, 37, who is charged with murdering Foray, 30, at an unnumbered house in Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman, between 8pm on May 10 and noon on May 12 last year.
Insp Shuhada also told the court that he took several seized items from Asni's house and then moved towards the nearby cave where the accused had pointed out the location of Foray's body.
"Me and my team's duty at that time was to pick up any evidence dug up by forensic medical specialist Dr Sri Marni Zainal Abidin and her team," said Insp Shuhada.
When asked whether he saw other things being dug up in the cave, Insp Shuhada said Dr Sri Marni and her team found a body.
"I cannot describe exactly how the body looked like but it was kind of mummified," he said.
During Tuesday's proceedings, Insp Shuhada identified three silver necklaces, two yellow bracelets and a brown ring, which were found in Asni's house.
The items were then tendered as exhibits.
The trial before judge Justice Mariana Yahya continues Wednesday.