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Malaysian fishmonger charged with murder over fatal stabbing of 2 British students

Published on Aug 19, 2014 4:56 PM
 
A Malaysian fishmonger on Tuesday was charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of two British medical students, a crime that carries the death penalty, local media and police said. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian fishmonger on Tuesday was charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of two British medical students, a crime that carries the death penalty, local media and police said.

The bodies of Newcastle University students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were found on early August 6 lying in the road in Kuching, capital of Sarawak state on Borneo island.

Five Malaysian men were arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths that occurred after an alcohol-fuelled argument, according to the police.

One of the suspects, Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, was charged with the murder on Tuesday, The Star reported. The charge carries the mandatory death penalty by hanging upon conviction. No plea was recorded.

 
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