Published: Wednesday June 27, 2012 MYT 6:02:00 PM
Indonesian in Sydney guilty of killing wife's Malaysian lover
MELBOURNE: An Indonesian man has been found guilty of murdering his wife's Malaysian lover during a so-called honour killing in Sydney, Australia.
Hazairin Iskandar was convicted by a New South Wales Supreme Court jury of stabbing Mohd Shah Saemin to death, outside Shah's Leichhardt unit in Sydney on the night of Feb 21, 2010, the Australian Associated Press reported.
Hazairin launched the fatal attack after discovering Shah, 43, was having an affair with his wife Nita, with whom he worked at the Malaysian consulate in Sydney.
He is due to be sentenced on September 14.
During the trial, Hazairin pleaded not guilty to murdering the Malacca-born Mohd Shah but admitted to manslaughter.
The crown alleged he set out to kill Mohd Shah to protect the honour of his family in what was described as a "pre-planned, premeditated and executed killing".
Mohd Shah suffered several blunt force blows to the head but bled to death at the scene from four stab wounds.
Hazairin's wife and son have both been convicted and sentenced over their involvement in the killing. - Bernama