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Justice Abdul Rahim Uda yesterday saw that the prosecution decided to withdraw the murder case of 3-year-old Shearwey Ooi Ying Ying after the death of the accused killer and former karaoke outlet manager Ong Chee Leong under Section 254(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code. The girl’s remains shall be returned to her family to perform funeral rites.
29-year-old Ong was accused of murdering Shearwey at the Sri Impian Apartment in Lengkok Angsana, Bandar Baru Air Itam, between 7:30am and 6:30pm on 5 July 2007.
The hearing was scheduled for 26 and 27 March 2008 but counsel Jagdeep Singh Deo, who represented Shearwey’s family, requested for an earlier date after Ong was found hanged in his prison clinic on 18 February 2008.
30-year-old Ooi Eng Chew, the father of the murdered girl, was advised by Jagdeep Singh that he would expedite the release of Shearwey’s remains.