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Sydney Grandmother Sentenced to Death by Hanging in Malaysia

News Corp Australia said on Thursday that three judges sitting in Kuala Lumpur has unanimously established that Sydney grandmother Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto is responsible of drugs trafficking.

 The sentence additionally highlighted her right of further appeal over the charges of trafficking in methamphetamine and wished her luck.
The changed fifty four-year-old therefore was sentenced to death by the appeal court in Malaysia overturning her earlier acquittal on drug smuggling charges.
 “We find the merits of the appeal, we allow the appeal and set aside the judgment of the judge and find her guilty as convicted. The only sentence under law is death by hanging,” the judges said.

Exposto’s lawyer Shafee Abdullah told her it was a transient setback and following further appeal “you will win and stroll away” freely.
The charged grandmother who was acquitted of drug trafficking offence on December 27 last yr faced a prosecution appeal towards the acquittal on charges of trafficking in 1.5kg of methamphetamine into Malaysia.

Exposto’s was in handcuff during the court session wherein she’s consoled by her lawyers and Australian Embassy officials after the verdict.
She had claimed she was a victim of a gang-up after the drugs were found in her hand bag after arriving on a flight from China in 2014.
She was acquitted after the judge ruled that she was scammed via her on-line boyfriend and was unaware she was carrying the drugs.

News Corp reported that the prosecution in the appeal argued that Exposto were willfully blind, that her defense was made up and she had engaged in a “sly game”.

After the verdict her defense lead by Mr. Abdullah answered, telling the court that Exposto is an carrier deceived by a web romance rip-off.

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