- Title: Indonesian accused of poisoning her friend arrives in court ahead of verdict
- Date: 27th October 2016
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (OCTOBER 27, 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PRISON BUS WHICH IS CARRYING SUSPECTED POISONING MURDER, JESSICA KUMALA WONGSO ARRIVES AT THE COURT COMPLEX BUS DRIVING THROUGH COURT YARD BUS REVERSING AT COMPLEX'S BASEMENT WONGSO GETTING OUT OF BUSS WITH MEDIA SURROUNDING SIGN READING (Bahasa Indonesia) "CENTRAL OF JAKARTA COURT FOR COMMERCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, CORRUPTION CRIMINAL AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS" EXTERIOR OF CENTRAL JAKARTA COURT
- Embargoed: 11th November 2016 03:41
- Keywords: Indonesia court australia murder poison verdict
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Reuters ID: LVA00155S4XTX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: An Indonesian woman, Jessica Kumala Wongso, who has been charged with murdering her friend using poison arrived at a court in Jakarta on Thursday (October 27) ahead of her verdict hearing.
Prosecutors have accused Wongso, a resident of Australia, of the premeditated murder of Wayan Mirna Salihin at a Jakarta cafe in early January.
They say Salihin took a sip of cyanide-laced coffee, collapsed on the floor, and went into convulsions. She died by the time she arrived at hospital.
According to Indonesian law, Wongso could face the death penalty if found guilty. Prosecutors, however, have urged the court to give her a 20-year jail sentence.
The case has attracted widespread media attention in Indonesia and neighbouring Australia.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo's administration has waded in on the case, saying Wongso will not be executed, according to media. The deal was made with Australia in order for Australian police to assist in the investigation, local media say.
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