Husband-wife Sentenced to Death, because of Murdering a Family


A married couple Hendriyanto Heru (25) and Anita Sukra Putu Dewi (23) was behind the sadistic murering of the family of I Made Purnabawa. They were sentenced to death by the Denpasar District Court judge.

The judge at the trial stated both found guilty of killing three people of one family. The verdict was in accordance with the demands of the Public Prosecutor Edy Artha Wijaya.

The judge said the two defendants was convicted of a murderingn Purnabawa Made (28), his wife Ni Luh Ayu Sri Mahayoni (27), and a daughter (9), Ni Wayan Risna Dewi Ayu.

“Criminal defendants are very cruel and inhuman,” said judge I Gusti Agung Bagus Komang Wijaya Adhi.

The trial unfolds, Heru and his role as a mastermind behind the murder of Purnabawa’s family. Heru had help of three other people to murder the victims on February 16, 2012.

Purnabawa, his wife and daughter, were found dead in the forest village of Yehembang, District of Jembrana, that is 150 miles from the victim’s home in Kampial Housing Resident, South Kuta, Badung regency on February 20, 2012.

Responding to the verdict, Heru and his wife immediately filed an appeal.

“The verdict is very severe. Judge did not provide the opportunity for our clients to improve themselves,” said Edy Hartaka the legal counsel of the two defendants.

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