KUCHING: The Magistrate’s Court here sentenced a 35-year-old man to 16 months in jail for voluntarily injuring his two stepsisters on Oct 29.
Magistrate Zaiton Anuar meted out the sentence after the accused Thomas Jaydie pleaded guilty to two counts under Section 323 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 326A of the same Code.
If convicted, he can be sentenced to a jail term of up to one year or be fined up to RM2,000, or both.
For each charge, he was sentenced to eight months in jail and he was ordered to serve his sentence concurrently from the date of his arrest on Oct 29.
According to the charges, he intentionally caused injury to his two stepsisters aged 24 and 29, at a house in Kampung Tematu, Jalan Batu Kitang around 2.40pm.
Thomas, who was intoxicated, ran amok in the house and proceeded to kick the buttock of his 24-year-old stepsister. She suffered swelling on her buttock following the incident.
The accused also punched his 29-year-old stepsister on her left cheek when she tried to break up the fight between Thomas and her stepsister.
A police report was then lodged on the same day and he was subsequently arrested.
In the same court, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge under Section 506 of the Penal Code for threatening to kill his 24-year-old stepsister.
The Section provides for a jail term of up to seven years or be fined, or both, upon conviction.
At the time of the incident, the accused, who was in an aggressive state, uttered death threats to the victim in Bidayuh language to kill her after serving his term.
Zaiton have set the date for case management on Dec 12 and offered the accused a RM3,000 cash bail with a local surety.
Insp Merylene Lindan Andrew Mang prosecuted both cases while, the accused was unrepresented by counsel.