Currently in Jakarta was a commotion of murder committed by Jessica Kumala Wongso against her friend Wayan Mirna Salihin. Murder done using cyanide sprinkled into Mirna's coffee cups when they both were at a coffee shop. The coffee shop is Olivier Cafe in Grand Indonesia. In the CCTV footage shows how Jessica was sprinkled cyanide though not so obvious to the layman. However, the police make the CCTV footage as one evidence of murder.
Jessica Kumala Wongso arrested by police without resistance at Neo Hotel, Mangga Dua, North Jakarta without resistance. The accused did for about a week staying at the hotel with her parents. This was justified by the neighboring Winardi, Jessica's father, Paul Sukiyanto. According to him, Winardi leave his home because they will seek peace by not staying at home. Jessica's Defense Team members, Andi Joesoef confirmed that his client was arrested in a luxury hotel in the North Jakarta area.
There are several possible motives for the murder were revealed by the media. The first is the motive of romance. Suspected possibility that Jessica did not like about Mirna's marriage to her husband recently. This was of course denied by Jessica, she said she does have a few boyfriends on the past, but all of them were men. Another motive wass the motive of revenge carried. Previously, both had lived in Australia. Again, this was disputed by the suspect. There was no reason for revenge on Mirna, she said. The latter was the motive of business, but this was less likely.
Netizens in Indonesia respond to this with a variety of interpretations. People think that Jessica is a psychopath. Jessica legal counsel team had stated that if it was true that Jessica was a psychopath, then he can be exonerated by law. Of course this was very surprising. Psychopathy is a mental disorder that is different from the example depression, schizophrenia or bipolar. The whole thing is probably a danger to others, but psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by exploiting others, lies, arrogance and lack of empathy for others.
I believe, should have been before the law, a judge must differentiate psychopathy with other mental disorders. Psychopathy can not be equated with schizophrenia, bipolar and depression. The law created a sense of security to the public. Is very dangerous if there is a psychopathic killer wandering the streets.
(photograph by Emile Seno Aji)