Prosecutor demands 6-month sentence for ex-cop charged with motorcycle theft

A Honda Supra motorbike. Photo: Facebook/Siyamto Prasetyo‎.
A Honda Supra motorbike. Photo: Facebook/Siyamto Prasetyo‎.

A former policeman who was fired and imprisoned in 2011 for attempted murder appeared in the Denpasar District Court again yesterday, this time on charges of motorcycle theft.

Gianyar resident I Nyoman Darma, 52, allegedly carried out the theft on Wed, Nov. 28 in an empty parking area on Jalan Danau Tempe I, Sanur. Using a fake key, he stole the bike, a Honda Supra, and sold it to a willing buyer in Tanjung Benoa.

“As a result of the defendant’s actions, the witness I Putu Sarjana suffered a loss of approximately IDR3.5 million (US$247)” prosecutor Ika Lusiana Fatmawati said as quoted by Kumparan.

Prosecutor Fatmawati called for a 6-month prison sentence, citing Darma’s politeness and frank admission of his crime as mitigating factors.

In response, Darma asked the panel of judges to be lenient during the verdict at the next hearing.

In 2011, Darma was fired from the police force after he was found guilty of the attempted murder of a woman he was having an affair with. According to a report by Jawa Pos, he’d even dug a grave-sized hole outside when the neighbors heard her screams for help and intervened. The Tabanan District Court Judge sentenced him to 4 years but he had his sentence reduced and was released in 2014.

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