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Murder! Naidu Gets Life In Prison

He has to serve a minimum term of 17 years before a release may be considered. A fisherman convicted for the murder and robbery of an elderly woman was yesterday
28 Feb 2017 11:00
Murder! Naidu Gets Life In Prison

He has to serve a minimum term of 17 years before a release may be considered.

A fisherman convicted for the murder and robbery of an elderly woman was yesterday sentenced to life im­prisonment by the High Court in Suva.

Sudesh Mani Naidu, 40, entered the home of 74-year-old Vidya Wati in Lautoka in 2013, assault­ed the elderly woman and stole $2200 worth of assorted jewellery.

Ms Wati later succumbed to her injuries and died in hospital.

High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo overturned the unanimous not guilty opinion of the asses­sors and convicted Sudesh Mani Naidu last week for both counts.

Justice Temo sentenced Sudesh Mani Naidu to the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term of 17 years to be served before release may be considered. Naidu has 30 days to appeal.

Source: ODPP

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