Balinese Advocates Refused to Represent Angeline's Guardian Mother

Arnoldus Dhae, Aedy azeza ulfi    •    15 Juni 2015 12:09 WIB
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Balinese Advocates Refused to Represent Angeline's Guardian Mother
A bucket of flowers with photo of Angeline. ANT/Wira Suryantala, Denpasar: Vicious action allegedly conducted by Agustinus Tai and Angeline's guardian mother, Margaret Megawe was condemned by many parties. As the result, young advocates in Bali were reluctant in defending the suspects.

A representative from Indonesian Young Advocates Association (HAMI) Agus Nahak confessed he had received the instruction of Bali's HAMI Chairman not to defend Margaret.

"The instruction is applied to all members. This is about conscience. It is against the humanity values supported by HAMI. A helpless child had been slaughtered to death," he elaborated at Sanglah Public Hospital, Denpasar, Sunday (6/14/2015).

As known, Denpasar Police Resort had established Margaret's household helper, Agustinus Tai as a suspect. Based on several evidence and confession from Agus, Margaret was also declared as suspect. She was arrested after investigators picked her up at a villa in Canggu, Bali, Sunday morning.

Bali Police Chief Inspector General Ronny Sompie stated his institution is currently exploring Agus' statements. His statements had often changed, where as the result, the police will interrogate Agus with a lie detector.

"Suspect AG will be questioned with a lie detector test, accompanied by an expert to determine the truth. Because, AG's statements have varied during every examination," Ronny said on Metro TV's 'Metro Kini' program.

"The autopsy result is part of the substantiation, but we cannot expose the details of the results for investigative purposes. We will combine it with the autopsy," he added.

Angeline, a second grader of elementary school, was reported missing on May 16. By June 10, her deceased body was found at the back yard of Margaret's house (Angeline's guardian family) nearby a chicken stall. Police had declared Agus, a household helper at Margaret's house, as suspect.

Agus confessed to have murdered and buried Angeline. But during the pre-reconstruction earlier yesterday, Agus did not conduct the scene of strangling Angeline's neck. According to autopsy results from Sanglah Hospital, strangulation marks were found on Angeline's neck. (Eps)