Ex-cop escapes gallows over stepdaughter’s death

A FORMER police corporal escaped the gallows and was sentenced to 10 years in jail instead after the Court of Appeal overturned his conviction for murdering his two-year-old stepdaughter Hanis Amanda Mohd Zafil in 2015. 

The panel consisting of Justices Kamaludin Md Said, Hashim Hamzah, and Azman Abdullah substituted his earlier conviction with one for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.