Man Jailed Over Murder of Japanese Woman
The Denpasar District Court sentenced a man to 10 years in prison on Thursday as an accessory to the murder of a Japanese woman who had been living in Bali.
Abdurrahman, 21, helped Mawardi, 31, tie up Hiromi Shimada, before the latter repeatedly stabbed the 41-year-old last year, judge Putu Suwika said.
Shimada’s body was found in a rented house near Kuta Beach.
Abdurrahman was also convicted of sexually assaulting the victim.
“We sentence him to 10 years in jail. He deliberately provided opportunity to Mawardi to commit the murder and assisted him. His acts ruined the image of tourism in Bali,” Suwika said.
Mawardi was sentenced to 20 years in prison in August for murder.
Last year the partially decomposed body of another Japanese tourist, Rika Sano, 33, was found after she was kidnapped in Bali.
An Indonesian man was given a 20-year sentence for her murder.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment