The demand comes 10 months after the death of Wayan Mirna Salihin at a mall in Central Jakarta

Ismarlina Mokodompit   06 October 2016 17:41 - Prosecutors at the Central Jakarta District Court on Wednesday demanded a 20-year sentence for Jessica Kumala Wongso in the cyanide coffee murder case many has dubbed as Indonesia's version of the OJ Simpson trial. 

“[We] declare the defendant Jessica, or Jessica Kumala Wongso, alias Jess, as guilty of premeditated murder as stipulated in Article 340 of the Criminal Code,” Prosecutor Meilani said.

The prosecutor added that throughout the investigation and the trial period, the court found no justifiable reason to free the defendant of criminal responsibilities over the case. 

“Nothing could be used to justify the defendant's actions. Therefore, she has to take responsibility and accept punishment for her actions.” she added.

Jessica is charged for the death of Wayan Mirna Salihin after taking a sip of cyanide-infused coffee at a restaurant at the Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta, on January 6, 2016.


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