KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's top court has sentenced two police officers to be hanged, after overturning their acquittal by a lower court over the killing of a Mongolian woman who had an affair with a friend of the prime minister.
The officers were the only suspects found guilty of shooting Altantuya Shaariibuu and blowing up her body with military explosives in 2006. Opposition leaders have repeatedly said Prime Minister Najib Razak must have had a role in approving the killing, but Najib has denied any links.
A High Court judge in 2009 sentenced the officers to death, but the Appeals Court acquitted the men in 2013.
Prosecutor Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah said the Federal Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that the Appeals Court was wrong in reversing the findings of the trial court.