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Ex-death row inmate of 6 years back in jail for drug abuse

Published on Oct 11, 2012 12:43 PM
Mr Ismil Kadar, who spent six years in prison including two years on death row, walked out of prison a free man on July 5, 2011, after the Court of Appeal acquitted him of the 2005 murder of Madam Tham Weng Kuen. However, he was arrested by Central Narcotics Bureau officers at his Boon Lay Avenue flat on May 30 on suspicion of having consumed a controlled drug. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

A man who spent six years behind bars, including two on death row, was packed off to jail on Thursday for taking drugs.

Ismil Kadar, 44, was given a new lease of life in July last year after the Court of Appeal cleared him of any offence.

He and his younger brother, Muhammad, now 37, were convicted in 2009 of murdering a 69-year-old housewife at her Boon Lay flat while robbing her on May 6, 2005.

During their appeal, the apex court threw out his brother's appeal against his murder conviction but cleared Ismil, whose charge by then had been reduced to one of robbery with hurt.

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