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Mallawapitiya double murder suspect sentenced to five years RI

The accused of Mallawapitiya double murder was sentenced to five years RI by Kurunegala High Court Judge Menaka Wijesundara yesterday.

R.M. Mutubanda of Mallawapitiya was accused of killing a retired school teacher, S. Serasingha, and his wife Manel Fernando on July 28, 2008.

They had been killed with a sharp implement and it was recovered by police when they arrested the suspect. Defence lawyer told court that the suspect was suffering from a mental disorder and requested court to take into account his illness when delivering the verdict.