Malaysian sentenced to death for murder of French tourist in Tioman Island
Published on Jul 9, 2014 11:36 AM
KUANTAN, Malaysia (AFP) - A Malaysian shopkeeper on Wednesday was sentenced to death after a court found him guilty of murdering a French tourist on a popular resort island.
Ms Stephanie Foray, 30, went missing on Tioman island off the east coast state of Pahang in May 2011.
Her partially mummified remains were found some three months later buried in a cave on the island.
The verdict comes just weeks after another foreign tourist, British backpacker Gareth Huntley, went missing on the same island during a trek in circumstances that have yet to be fully explained.
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