06 February 2013

Court provisionally imprisons husband suspected of murdering his wife

ETLJB 06/02/2013 - The Dili District Court has provisionally imprisoned Agusitnho Soares Lay who is suspected of having murdered his spouse, Rita Soares, recently.

The decision to hold the suspected murder was made at the first court hearing of the charge last Saturday (2/2/2013). At that hearing, the Mr Soares Lay explained the way in which he murdered his wife.

Televizaun Timor-Leste reported yesterday, 5 February 2013, that the police will also present the suspect's accomplice who aided and abetted the murder by helping Soares Lay dispose of Mrs. Soares' body which was discovered on the beach in the Dili suburb of Meti Aut.

Soares Lay faces between 12 and 25 years in prison under Article 139 of the Penal Code if he is convicted of the murder. as he breached the Penal Code Article 139.

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