Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Still no verdict on the Australian gal facing possible death for marijuana smuggling

As you may recall, Indonesia is trying an Australian woman on charges of smuggling in marijuana, and she faces a possible death penalty. Poor thing -- she's still awaiting a verdict:

Accused drug trafficker Schapelle Corby will today learn if she will face the death penalty if a Bali court finds her guilty of the charge. The 27-year-old former Gold Coast beauty therapist has denied knowing anything about the 4.1kg of cannabis found inside her unlocked bodyboard bag at Bali airport last October. But she will return to court today to hear what punishment prosecutors will demand if she is found guilty of the charge, which carries a maximum penalty of death by firing squad in Indonesia. According to the prosecution indictment, if there is not enough evidence to convict her of trafficking, she could be convicted under two lesser laws carrying maximum prison terms of 15 years and 10 years respectively.
I'll keep you posted if there's an update on this one.