Friday February 22, 2013
Jobless Albanian gets 15 years for killing Turk
SHAH ALAM: A 40-year-old unemployed Albanian was sentenced to 15 years’ jail by the High Court here after he was found guilty of causing the death of a Turk.
Ilir Agavi, who was initially charged with killing 28-year-old Turk Hakan Cinar, escaped the death penalty when he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
He admitted committing the offence at Level 6, Block A, Rhythm Avenue, Jalan Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 19 in Subang, between noon and 1pm on June 18, 2010.
Justice Nurchaya Arshad ordered the sentence to run from the date of remand.
Cinar went with Agavi’s younger sister Iris to a rented unit that was promised to him by Agavi.
He and Iris took the lift up to the sixth floor and they were attacked by a masked man, who used pepper spray just as the lift door opened.
Iris managed to run to Agavi’s unit but it was empty. When she returned to the victim, she found Cinar covered in blood, particularly his face.
Cinar was pronounced dead when the ambulance arrived to the scene.
Upon further investigation, police seized a plier and a small hammer that had traces of blood.
DPP Zainal Azwar Kamaruddin prosecuted. Agavi was represented by Karpal Singh.