Ice Cold: Murder, Coffee and Jessica Wongso (2023) Movie Script

You are watching a special report on
the verdict for Jessica Kumala Wongso.
It has been ten months since the death
of Wayan Mirna Salihin at Caf Olivier.
Today, the fate of Jessica Kumala Wongso,
the only suspect in Mirna's
murder, will finally be determined.
Jessica is like the devil.
Describing it as the trial
of the century is accurate.
This cyanide coffee case can be
compared to the OJ Simpson case.
This case had too many
sides and too many rumors.
There were rumors of a love triangle
between Jessica, Mirna, and her husband.
Rumors that it was
something to do with the mafia.
If she's not guilty, please set her free.
I would never want to commit a sin
by letting a guilty person get freedom.
I am sure she is innocent.
I have to prove that is the truth.
I'm probably a strong person.
I'm almost 70. I'm still strong.
I'm still able to do hundreds of push-ups.
Thank God, I'm still given
extraordinary strength.
I'm used to facing bad situations.
Not everyone is like that.
So when I first heard that Mirna died,
I just asked, "How did she die?"
She is a healthy child.
Why did she have to die?
It was then I decided.
I will investigate and find the murderer.
her nature and character are just like me.
She can be harsh. If it's
wrong, she'll point it out.
Even I got scolded.
"Why is Papa like that or this or that?"
She's my sparring partner.
Even when playing
football, she got into fights.
Sandy was hit by a boy,
then Mirna came and punched that boy.
That's Mirna for you!
My name is Sandy
and I am Mirna's twin sister.
It's very different living
here and in Jakarta.
This is the countryside,
very far from the city.
My husband and I wanted to
start a new life here and find peace.
I miss her. I miss her a lot.
When Mirna was buried,
I had a dream about her.
She just sat, and she
looked at her wedding dress,
but her face just looked
sad, and she was silent.
Mirna had a lot of dreams.
Before this, she wanted to open a caf.
But I guess
It's not possible now.
We both really like coffee.
And I thought it's just ironic
that Mirna died because of that.
Olivier was a premium caf.
They came to hang out.
There was a bar there,
so they could hang out.
Olivier had certain rules for its customers
to enter the restaurant.
They have to be well-groomed, really neat.
Most customers at
Olivier use luxury brands,
such as Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton.
I was very proud to work at Caf Olivier.
On the day of the incident,
it was just a normal day.
Some tables were already filled.
I started working at 4:00 p.m. that day.
After I entered the bar,
the print receipt came
for a Vietnamese iced coffee order.
Then I made it, the way I always do.
Then I set it on the gueridon
to be picked up by the runner.
I saw three people at table 54.
They were young.
Then I saw that they knew
each other and seemed close.
After that,
a guest started convulsing.
Mirna's condition was worrying
because she was convulsing
and having trouble breathing.
It was an emergency.
On my right, there was Jessica.
I was very suspicious of her
because she didn't
want to assist her friend
even though she was right by her side.
I thought maybe something odd was going on.
There was something wrong
with Jessica.
She asked
From there, I started to feel
there was something strange
because Jessica's gestures
were somewhat defensive.
From there, I realized that
there was something in the coffee.
Then I tasted it myself,
and it turned out that the coffee
tasted and smelled really rotten.
When I saw the color of the
coffee, it was the color of turmeric.
When I smelled the coffee up close,
the smell was piercing,
similar to Power Glue.
It hurt my nose.
I really panicked.
I checked all the ingredients,
but I didn't find anything wrong.
Only Jessica's coffee was like that.
At that time, it felt serious.
My mental state drops
when I recall those things.
I can still remember.
It was as if her face
was saying, "Help me."
I tried to wake her up.
I kept slapping her face.
I was wondering why she wasn't getting up.
In the end, the doctors and nurses told me
Mirna was no longer alive.
At that time, I was supposed to meet Mirna,
but because I was working till 6:00 p.m.,
I told Mirna, "Mir, I'm going to be late."
Then suddenly, a friend called me
and was crying,
"Ver, Mirna is gone. She's gone."
"What do you mean she's
gone? You just met her."
"I just messaged you at 5:00
p.m. You guys just arrived."
"Why is she suddenly gone?"
Up until today, since the
last time I went to her funeral,
I still felt I could not accept her loss.
It's more about that. I'm
not really thinking about
Jessica. It's not about her.
In the hospital, Jessica
and all her friends were there.
They were crying, so many of them.
I asked Jessica.
"Jess, my daughter drank coffee
and died. What did you drink?"
She said, "Mineral water."
That was her first lie to me.
That was what made me suspect it was her.
I really doubted her.
She was acting weird.
"Uncle, did Mirna die?"
"Was I the one who killed
Mirna?" That's what she said!
She's a liar.
We went to the funeral home
after Abdi Waluyo Hospital.
Suddenly, the police came.
They told us that there was
a possibility of poisoning.
The police demanded an autopsy.
Her mum, Santi, said,
"Don't turn Mirna's
body inside out, please."
If this is a suspicious death
and there is no autopsy,
the police won't be able to investigate.
During that time, Mr. Krishna Murti came.
He did not say much but told us,
"If you refuse an autopsy,
you will never know who the killer is."
In the end, we gave in.
Take Mirna away,
We had the funeral the day after.
In the morning, I received
a call from the police.
"Your child has been poisoned!"
The police already have a
suspect who poisoned Mirna
by mixing cyanide into her coffee.
The autopsy results have shown
that the contents of Mirna's
stomach tested positive for cyanide.
Wow! Cyanide poisoning.
Somebody really wanted to kill her.
I remember the first time
I heard about the case,
I was sitting on the floor of the General
Criminal Investigation Directorate.
That was where all the reporters
from various media stations
would wait for information.
The first information was that there
was a murder with the use of poison.
An invitation to catch up,
accompanied by a cup of coffee,
was never expected to be so dangerous.
But when it emerged that the victim
was someone named Mirna
Salihin, who had just gotten married,
it became clear that this
was an interesting case.
Secondly, it was conveyed
that Mirna Salihin was poisoned.
That was the start, "Wow, cyanide.
Where do you get that? How is it sold?"
There was a lot of
speculation within social media.
This cyanide case was trending.
Cyanide was the reason it went viral.
Cyanide is interesting.
For example, during a war,
to avoid getting caught,
they will swallow cyanide.
What is cyanide?
Cyanide is difficult to buy
precisely because it's so lethal.
Tiny amounts are present
in things like almonds,
apples, and cassava.
Cyanide is one of Earth's ten
most poisonous substances.
Cyanide is related to cytochrome oxidase,
which stops the body's cells
from getting the oxygen they need.
Unused O2 floods your bloodstream,
turning your skin turns cherry red.
Oxygen-starved organs then fail,
which will potentially lead to
convulsions, coma, and death.
The police are working hard
to find out who poisoned Mirna.
Crime scene investigations,
and questioning of
witnesses have been done.
We were shocked to find out
that the suspect was her close friend.
My daughter is dead,
and she bought the coffee.
Who are you referring to?
I'm sure you know. Everyone knows.
Who else? The devil?
Jessica Wongso is a friend of Mirna.
They went to school in Australia.
They graduated together.
Mirna came back home
while she remained there.
I hadn't been to Indonesia for four years,
so when I arrived in Indonesia,
I wanted to meet Mirna
and my other friends.
I knew Mirna
about eight years ago when we
were both studying in Australia.
When we were in college, we
would go out to eat or to drink coffee.
Every time we met, we always reconnected.
We would always be laughing
and having a good time.
Mirna might have been harsh to Jessica.
"Why are you such an idiot? Why
would you want a guy like him?"
Hearing that, Jessica was offended.
Jessica Kumala Wongso is back
for more questioning about
the death of Wayan Mirna.
Do you feel guilty or not?
I was telling my friends,
"This girl is really crazy."
In my opinion, she is a very cruel person.
If there is a perpetrator
that is still out there,
what is your message for them?
If you do something
bad, you will get caught.
So don't do evil things like that.
You will be arrested one day.
At that time, Jessica was asked
by a reporter from a TV station.
She replied to the news reporter
she did not maintain eye contact,
but instead she looked up.
I studied the paralinguistic method
in investigative techniques.
When someone looks up
when answering a question,
that is as if they were trying
to make up some stories.
From my observations,
perhaps she is the one who did it.
There are nine CCTV
cameras at Caf Olivier.
If we look, at 4:00 p.m.,
she arrived early and
surveyed the place earlier.
In criminology terms, it's
called making a portrait.
It means this was something
that was premeditated.
She was sitting on a huge sofa,
but why did she neatly put all
her shopping bags on the table?
The drinks were not visible.
Only the paper bags could be seen.
In my opinion, that is very
One by one. Your bag, please.
Put it right there.
Do you have a plastic bag?
Investigators from Polda Metro Jaya
have arrested Jessica Kumala Wongso
in connection to the death
of Wayan Mirna Salihin
at a hotel in Mangga Dua, North Jakarta.
How are you, Jessica? Let her through.
How are you, Jess? Jessica.
When she was being brought
to prison, she was still smiling.
How are you, Jess?
They found her at the hotel
with her luggage packed.
She was going to run away.
There has never been a similar case
that has attracted as
much public attention.
This cyanide coffee case can be
compared to the OJ Simpson case,
but OJ Simpson is a professional athlete.
He is also a public figure.
So the question is,
why did this case become
so interesting to the public?
The talk about her being
lesbian, that was ridiculous to me.
There was so much chatter that
was confusing and sensational.
It was very overwhelming for me.
Yes, everyone knows.
Bali, Medan
When I come, "Mr. Edi,
Mr. Darmawan," shaking hands.
"Picture, please."
"Hey, Mr. Darmawan!"
Thousands surrounded me.
The first trial of Jessica Kumala Wongso
for the murder of Wayan Mirna Salihin
began at the Central
Jakarta District Court.
On the first day,
I was a bit surprised.
I thought it would be a normal trial,
but in fact, wow!
People were so enthusiastic
that it became hard for us to enter.
It was an extraordinary atmosphere.
Personally, I have never seen such
a long queue to enter a courtroom.
It was like, for example, in Indonesia,
during weddings,
people will queue to greet the couple.
Instead, they were queuing
to enter the courtroom.
Like a movie shooting.
The cameras were all in the front,
and the audience couldn't be seen.
The trial would be on 24 hours
across 14 TV stations in Indonesia.
All of them focused on the case.
All of them were looking for me.
After finishing the trial,
I would be interviewed.
When I arrived, I was
interviewed. I was so tired.
But because I didn't want Jessica
to get away, I continued fighting.
She's a liar!
She didn't move the glass?
The bags weren't there, she can't remember?
After I spoke outside the
court and explained everything,
only then did many more people believe
that Jessica was the killer.
It can be said that the public opinion
was that almost 100% judged Jessica guilty.
Maybe it's because of business?
Maybe thats why it happened.
You poisoned someone.
The method of killing
shows you had bad intentions.
CENTRAL JAKARTA DISTRICT COURAs you can see, the public prosecutors
have arrived in the courtroom.
Jessica's case received
a lot of public attention.
Naturally, the prosecutors need
to be professional and extra careful.
When they bring this case to
trial with Jessica as the accused,
they can convince the judge that
Jessica is guilty and is the killer.
We may all be prosecutors,
but our taste in food is different.
But we are united by food from Padang.
Because you can only find food
from Padang and Soto Bogor there.
We are like soldiers
who are on the front line.
If the verdict is "not guilty,"
then a bad image might
stick to the prosecution team
because we are the "poster child"
for the Jessica Kumala Wongso case.
a single charge of premeditated
murder, Chapter 340.
So what we prove first is,
"What are the facts?"
What is the perpetrator doing?
What is the victim doing?
Those are the facts that we will reveal.
We didn't immediately accuse
Jessica of committing the crime.
We went through the sequence of events
from when the coffee was made
until it ultimately became evidence.
Who had touched the coffee?
Who was close to the coffee?
That was all recorded on the CCTV.
From that
If you look at the CCTV,
there were two strange moments.
The first was the chair shifting,
which blocked the view
of the CCTV from behind.
Also, she placed the paper
bag in front of the glass,
which then blocked the CCTV from the front.
Initially, we did not know
when the poison entered the drink.
We gave instructions to the investigators
to carry out toxicology examinations.
The toxicologist conducted an experiment
and found out a range of time
when the poison spread in the coffee.
At 16:29, there were some activities,
not just for one second but a few seconds,
until the coffee was moved
to the end of the table at 16:33.
During that period, there
was no one else in that vicinity.
That was the bomb.
I apologize.
This has gone too deep.
The trial for the death
of Wayan Mirna Salihin
with the accused, Jessica Kumala
Wongso, has entered the courtroom.
We will go live to the
Central Jakarta District Court.
Strangely, from the trial's
start, she was really calm.
Calm and calculated.
I felt I was pressured
to give those answers.
What sort of pressure?
Pressure through words, just like
how you pressure people sometimes.
What sort of pressure?
Try to answer.
If she believes she's innocent,
she would have likely cried by now.
No such thing.
She's calm, always relaxed.
Because she has Otto Hasibuan.
She thinks she has a top lawyer.
Let's welcome Mr. Otto Hasibuan!
He seems so elegant.
He's a show-off, to get
paid handsomely perhaps?
What an amazing person he is.
In my opinion,
I really don't think
I'm a celebrity lawyer.
I gave it a unique name,
Senayan Avenue by Ottolima.
I was born on the fifth day
of the fifth month in 1955
at five in the morning.
Everything is connected
to the number of five.
So that's why it's called Ottolima.
After playing golf, I'll sit there.
I'll take a few sips of wine,
but I often think about Jessica.
Sometimes you forget, but you meet
people and they say, "Mr. Otto, Jessica."
That's what keeps me from ever
forgetting about Jessica's case.
At that time, I was planning
to go to Alaska with my family.
I had bought the tickets,
I had booked the cruise,
and everything was ready to go.
But suddenly, I was contacted by a lawyer.
He came to my office with Jessica's mother.
She just said to me,
"Mr. Otto, please help us."
She felt that she had
been treated unfairly.
I told Jessica, "I want
to work on your case,
but if along the way,
I find that you are guilty,
I have the right to resign
from handling this case."
She said, "Okay, no problem."
When I handled the case,
even my family was against me.
There was even a pastor
who called me via WhatsApp
and forbade me from handling this case.
Everyone hated me so much back then.
But I remained resolute.
I was certain this was worthy of defending.
At that time,
almost 99% of Indonesian people
believed that Jessica was guilty.
So I felt there was a
tremendous amount of pressure.
Extremely difficult.
The trial of Wayan Mirna Salihin's murder
with the accused, Jessica Kumala Wongso,
is set to continue.
From the start, I was
sure I was going to win.
There was no reason, however
small, for the judges to deem her guilty.
There is no proof.
Where was the cyanide taken
out from? From her pocket?
From her trousers? From her bag?
The prosecutors have not explained this.
The defense wants
there to be direct evidence
that Jessica poured the poison.
But we don't believe there
needs to be direct evidence.
We believe in circumstantial evidence.
The series of evidence
we have is enough to show
that only Jessica could
have committed the murder.
So when you think of courtrooms,
don't think of Hollywood movies
where the judge plays the role of referee,
and then the jury decides
whether someone is guilty or not.
No. We don't have a jury system.
The decision if someone is guilty
or not relies on the three judges.
They determine which
evidence can be used or not.
They determine the
sentence that will be imposed.
They have much power in
the Indonesian justice system.
When a case is heard,
it can be said that the position is 0-0.
On the one hand,
the public prosecutor must do
everything to convince the judges
that the person sitting
in the accused's chair
is truly the killer.
On the other hand, the lawyer
will do everything in his power
to state that the
accused is not the culprit.
That, in the criminal justice system,
is called the battle model.
The important key in this case
was "death due to cyanide."
But as the trial went on
and the witnesses were being examined,
we started to uncover some
untruths in the statements provided.
So after collecting samples
for toxicological examinations,
we concluded that the victim's
stomach had gastric injuries
due to the presence
of corrosive substances.
I asked the expert, Dr. Slamet.
"Did you do an autopsy?"
We didn't do an autopsy.
Then I asked, "Why
didn't you do an autopsy?"
The police only requested that.
Police's request.
In the case files, there
was a letter from the police
that requested the hospital
for an autopsy to be done.
This is so weird.
That letter is the proof.
At that time, in Indonesia,
people deeply respected
how the dead were handled.
When a full autopsy was needed,
one where the dissection
would be from the head,
then the chest cavity,
and then the stomach,
you would need firm approval
from the deceased's parents.
The parents did not give
permission for a full autopsy,
only for samples to be taken.
The sample was taken
from the stomach. Just a sample.
If the brain had been examined Yes.
could the death be attributed to a stroke?
Yes, but the symptoms don't suggest that.
For example?
But it's still possible? Yes.
Is the judge a shaman?
What ability does a judge have
to say that she died from cyanide?
If it's death due to natural causes,
it can't be considered a crime.
They started to see
something odd about this case.
In the name of God the Merciful,
to God, I hereby swear
The case was so complicated.
Because in this case,
there were so many experts
presented by the prosecutor.
All of the experts they presented,
we were able to prepare
experts who could challenge them.
The expert witness that has been
presented is Djadja Surya Atmaja.
Djadja is a forensic pathologist from RSCM
and is Indonesia's first DNA doctor.
Throughout the case, everyone was steered
to hate Jessica and that she was guilty.
My daughter told me this,
"Dad, why do you want to be
involved in a case like this?"
"Do you know you have a lot of haters?"
So I said, the netizens can
defend whoever they want.
But because I speak the
truth, I don't care about all that.
That's it.
If you do not check all the organs,
you cannot determine the cause of death.
That is dogma in forensics.
At that time, the situation was tense.
The prosecutors were all shocked.
Because I should have been
summoned as their expert in court,
but instead, I was summoned by the defense.
If you do not examine the
brain, we would not know
if she suffered a stroke, for example.
Would the lungs have
certain diseases or not?
Also, the heart.
All these are possible causes of death.
I watched, and I thought, "That's strange."
At the start, I had thought
that Jessica had really done it.
But because I had doubts, I
continued following the trials.
The second thing that is more important,
when Mirna was examined
70 minutes after she died,
her stomach tested negative for cyanide.
If, after 70 minutes, she
tested negative for cyanide,
it means there can be
no cyanide in her body.
Based on the results of this investigation,
what is your conclusion?
Cyanide isn't the cause of death.
Whoa, they were cheering.
It got loud and chaotic.
So that's why the judge knocked his gavel.
The trial was getting too heated.
There's a big probability it wasn't her.
My conviction went up to 60%.
From the toxicology reports,
the analysis of her stomach revealed
a trace amount of 0.2 mg of cyanide.
They claimed that there
was 0.2 mg of cyanide.
That was found three days after she died.
Even if this 0.2 mg was found,
it certainly didn't cause death.
The lethal dose, the
amount that causes death,
it's 176 mg.
I said the prosecutor's
indictment is irrelevant.
The existing evidence is irrelevant.
The facts that I got, it
made me doubt the data.
They also found certain
calculations in the glass,
which were quite high, 7,400 mg.
Before this trial, I
conducted some experiments.
Scientifically, I said,
experimental evidence
indicates that cyanide
can undergo a transformation
from liquid to gas.
If that were to happen in
a closed space like that,
then the gas would be everywhere.
If we put this amount in the coffee,
what would happen to
the people surrounding it?
Everyone there would faint.
Can we test it?
I suggest not. It's unsafe.
They claimed this is the
bottle that contains cyanide.
I opened it. The judges
were angry, "Don't open it!"
I smelled it. Nothing happened.
It means there's no cyanide in it.
I concluded the presence of
cyanide in the glass was suspicious.
It must have been put in by someone else.
Right? And there are clear
indications for that possibility.
As for the glass that I secured,
it was still the same glass.
Then I wrapped it with plastic wrap
so that no one would
throw it away or touch it.
I wrapped the coffee and left it there.
After the police arrived,
they took the coffee.
The glass that was examined
had been changed repeatedly.
It's no longer the original that
was taken from the crime scene.
Is there an official record of when it was
transferred from the glass to the bottle?
I don't remember.
If you don't remember, we will ask
the prosecutors through the judges.
We need to search for it, Your Honor.
It seems that it is not
there in the case files.
It's not there.
So there is none, right? Thank
you, Your Honor, that's all.
Why must the evidence be sealed?
So that it will be valid.
If they can open it themselves,
what's the point of it being sealed?
From the evidence,
we cannot conclude that she is guilty.
How does a woman who has just graduated
from school, just started working,
have the ability or
intention to kill someone
using cyanide?
What is the motive?
In every premeditated
murder, there must be a motive.
It's a common practice everywhere.
The motive was simply
because Jessica was advised by Mirna
not to date her boyfriend in Australia.
Then because of that, she became
angry and intended to kill Mirna.
That's impossible in my opinion.
Do we really need a motive
for a premeditated murder?
There are many expert opinions
who think it doesn't need a motive.
A motive is important, but it
does not need to be proven.
Why is that so? Because the construction
of the article doesn't require a motive.
Why should prosecutors
be burdened with issues
that are not required by
the article to be proven?
The motive can only be
known by the perpetrator.
And it is very difficult if the
perpetrator doesn't confess.
There is an impression of untruth here.
There may be certain parties
who want Jessica to be guilty.
Because if not, why doesn't
everyone want to be fair, right?
So we know that before the trial started,
you, Devi, and Mr. Edi had a meeting.
What was the atmosphere for the
meeting? And what was discussed?
I forgot.
That happened so long ago.
I'm afraid I might say the wrong things.
At most, we met to discuss the case,
such as being consistent in speaking,
speak the truth, and don't be afraid.
The first time I met Mr. Edi Salihin, he
He was a father whose
heart was very broken.
I could see it
He was sad and very angry.
Nobody would be able to accept
that happening to their daughter.
From Mr. Edi's perspective,
Jessica had to be caught.
I carried out my own investigation
because I was annoyed.
At that time, I knew she was the
murderer. Of course, I was committed.
I was very committed.
Mir, I'm here.
I am suffering an extraordinary loss.
Do you remember the trial, Mir?
Luckily, I defended you.
Alone, without a lawyer.
But with my strength, my power,
everything I used to fight.
I had to do everything
I could to fight Otto.
They used money.
I used some as well, but not
that much. They spent more.
Please forgive me. All my wrongdoings.
I am a bad guy too.
I keep changing women. I know I'm wrong.
The trial for the death
of Wayan Mirna Salihin
resumes at the Central
Jakarta District Court
with the accused, Jessica Kumala Wongso.
It turned out that there
were a lot of strange things
that happened during this trial.
Before I testified,
there was a photo of
Mirna taken after her death,
and her face was blue.
A person who dies because of
cyanide will have high levels of HbO2.
If the HbO2 levels are high, it
means it won't be blue but red.
After I said that people with
cyanide poisoning have red faces,
the same photo circulated,
but her face was red in them.
The "cherry red" color that's
been searched for has been found.
This was at the funeral
home before she was bathed.
The cherry red color emerged.
I was the first doctor to see her
corpse two hours after she died.
I saw her eyes-- Her face was blue.
Her face is red here.
We can't rely on that picture.
It's on my desk. That's the problem.
I said a photo could be easily manipulated.
The color can be changed from red to blue.
It's funny, no?
After I testified, there was
a commotion at the back.
It was chaotic.
There were police everywhere.
I didn't know what was going on.
Later I found out there was someone
who got angry after my testimony.
Earlier this morning,
Mirna's father placed that photo
on the judges' and the prosecutors' table.
That evidence is not legitimate.
Her father brought a gun.
After the trial,
he took out his gun.
He wanted to scare me.
It was as if he could
kill me or do something bad.
I've known Jessica since she was a child.
She never got into fights,
never caused trouble in school.
She was a normal child.
The trial was morning
to night, till 2:00 a.m.
We would skip meals.
We were chased by reporters.
I did not go home for months.
I was living like a homeless person.
I suffered, and in the end, I fell sick.
Did she put poison in the
coffee? Can it be seen?
I have no regrets in
handling Jessica's case.
Anyway, I think I'm
always optimistic to win.
Still on the "Cyanide Coffee" case,
which is now on the 20th day of the trial.
Jessica Kumala Wongso's
courtroom at that time was like
a football stadium.
It's a lie! Liar!
Each of them had their own supporters.
People were divided between
supporting Mirna and Jessica.
If the prosecutor asked something
and they were happy, they applauded.
Can you make it clearer?
Just like that.
When I asked something, they applaud.
I can't see it.
Really? I can see it. Which one?
Otto Hasibuan's skill in shifting
public opinion was extraordinary.
Jessica's supporters were increasing.
They really believed, and it
was all over their social media.
They believed that Jessica was innocent.
If you ask me,
the evidence is still ambiguous.
Impossible. 1,000% impossible.
I felt I was successful
in influencing the media
and the people at that time.
Honestly, in my opinion, there can
be no excuses for us not winning.
99% we were sure we would win.
The cyanide coffee trial is heating up.
The courtroom atmosphere is quite chaotic.
The arguments between the prosecutors
and the defense can no longer be avoided.
Everyone, order.
Don't protest directly to
me. Do it through the judges.
Keep quiet, everyone.
Maybe the intensity was getting stronger.
That became a risk and a challenge for us.
We were tired and also emotional.
The trials lasted until night.
We took turns sleeping.
Some were sleeping,
some were still working.
We gathered at Shandy's
house at that time, remember?
As the trial went on day by day,
it was getting more complicated to handle.
Objection, Your Honor. Hold on first.
Objection, Your Honor.
He's drawing conclusions.
For me, a memorable day
was maybe when I had an
argument with the legal advisor.
Okay then, now answer this.
Sir, did you bring the
data that you analyzed?
No. Didn't bring the data?
Do you remember what you analyzed?
It's there.
It's all there. I didn't ask the lawyer.
Every question I asked was
interrupted by the defense.
So in the end, a shouting match ensued.
Please respect me.
Don't yell at my witness.
Respect my witness!
I will respect you if you respect me.
There must be a debate.
So it was like we were
provided a ring, like a boxing ring,
and here you fight according to the rules.
We believed the defense
wanted to discredit and attack
the integrity of our experts and evidence.
We did the same thing, and
that's allowed in a court of law.
For example, to illustrate in a joking way,
if someone wants to put a curse on
me, I already have some antidote ready.
It's kind of like that.
Your Honor, we invite Mr. Beng
Beng Ong from Australia.
He is a forensic pathologist.
One moment I could
not forget during the trials
was when Beng Beng
Ong was treated unfairly.
Professor Beng Beng Ong
testified. He said, "No case."
He said that what the experts in
Indonesia presented was wrong.
We immediately did research.
Was what the expert presented true?
Then how do we counter it?
Was the expert legally
allowed to present in the trial?
When did you come to Indonesia?
That seems irrelevant.
Did you receive a fee to come here?
Objection, Your Honor.
That is very unethical.
In the end, we caused a "plot twist."
As a professional who receives payment,
under Article 102, it is mandatory
for you to use a Limited Stay Visa.
We reported the expert
for immigration offenses.
Beng Beng Ong has to be deported
and is banned from entering Indonesia
for six months.
The prosecutors at that time
were not being professional.
From the standpoint of justice and
truth, it's inappropriate, in my opinion.
So how we trap the enemy
and make them emotional,
we will do that as well.
When someone is emotional,
they will not be able to think logically.
That is just part of the strategy.
Thank you, Your Honor.
After that, I realized that our
chances of winning had faded
because something was not right there.
And that's when I realized
it's impossible to win.
The guilty rate in
Indonesia is very high. Why?
The police have enormous power.
The prosecutors have power that is
not balanced compared to a lawyer.
The huge power of the
prosecutors and police
means the judges no longer act as referees.
They are no longer neutral.
Is there any evidence that the murder
was committed directly by Jessica Wongso?
The answer is no.
So where is the evidence
of Jessica's involvement?
Where's the evidence?
There are only allegations,
only perceptions.
This is strange and bizarre.
There was no direct evidence,
but how did the defense lose?
Because the defense could
not provide evidence or experts
who could convince the judge
that his client was not a murderer.
That was actually the problem.
Then there was also a statement
from a psychologist and a psychiatrist
that Jessica has an explosive-compulsive
psychological character.
Buried inside her is an oddity,
as she is always calm.
She's what's called a narcissistic psycho.
She is a psychopath,
which means she's crazy.
She's also narcissistic.
That's according to a forensic expert.
Heartache, revenge, makes her feel empty.
We can see her narcissism
emerge, like a child.
"Please pay attention to me."
Just by looking at the
physiognomy of facial expressions,
you can tell she is a
vengeful type of person.
Well, you also said the
defendant is quick to respond
and very intense regarding her emotions.
What do you mean by that?
I know that from the shape of this part.
There were experts who tried
to label the defendant as a bad person,
that she was indeed a true criminal.
How? From judging the shape of the
nose, by looking at how her lips moved.
This is an obsolete theory.
Her eyes don't sparkle at all.
Her eyes don't sparkle like
Julia Roberts, for example.
Eyes that sparkle and don't
have meaning behind them.
The prosecutor is not proving
Jessica committed the act of murder,
but what the prosecutor is
trying to do is convince the judge
that Jessica may kill someone.
Your theory about all
these, where did it originate?
From empirical studies,
studies of film stars in America and so on.
Your thoughts and findings are fascinating!
This is the atmosphere from the
trial at Central Jakarta District Court
where the trial for the murder
case of Wayan Mirna Salihin
At that time, I felt the same as
everyone, afraid to be close to someone
accused of killing another
person using cyanide.
But then, there was a moment.
I got a small note
that was handed over
to me by Jessica's lawyer.
It turned out to be a
handwritten note from Jessica.
She just wrote, "I really
like your wardrobe."
Jessica was checking out my clothes?
Wow! I wrote back immediately,
"By the way, we are the same age."
I said we are both Libras.
We are only three days apart, we
both have the dragon as the zodiac,
and I returned the paper to Jessica.
So I had the opportunity
to talk during the trial break.
I asked, "Jessica, can I interview you?"
Finally, she wanted to open up and talk.
But then I observed
I saw a person that was very spoiled.
Sometimes her mother has to feed her food.
When a psychologist described
her as a structured person
who can organize a plan "to a tee,"
that's something very contradictory.
What's being pictured
does not resemble Jessica.
A psychologist from the University
of Indonesia, Dewi Taviana Warida,
was called to the trial for the
accused, Jessica Kumala Wongso.
When I was in court that day,
I felt like a famous actor or a star.
As soon as I arrived,
the lights started flashing.
I didn't know what was going on.
I was shocked.
The media blew this up too much.
When the cyanide coffee
trial was broadcasted,
television news ratings
were able to beat soap operas.
The dramatic element was
what attracted the public.
A black and white narrative,
as if the deceased, Mirna,
was an innocent person,
while Jessica was the most evil person.
This case exploded because
people saw that Mirna was beautiful.
"Why was she killed?"
People were wondering.
Jessica's face is a bit weird.
In my opinion,
if you look at Jessica's
character and face,
it seems like she is able
to keep or hide something.
From the look in her eyes,
she looks like she's mentally ill.
From a scientific point of view,
for instance, if someone
is thought to be evil,
and coincidentally the person
is not beautiful or not handsome,
once their behavior is labeled negative,
all their actions are judged as such.
Society considers the ugly one guilty,
and the beautiful one must be saved.
It then becomes
something like a soap opera.
How do you unify this country?
Such a huge country.
Made up of 17,000 islands,
700 languages, 300 ethnic groups.
The leader of our nation at that time
had lofty ambitions.
Television would be the glue for society,
and television as a
whole became widespread.
Around the 1990s,
Jakarta gave birth to a new era,
the birth of the Sinetron.
What made us addicted
was the lifestyles of the rich,
and egoistical.
I am not answering any questions.
This is probably what made this
case one of the biggest in Indonesia.
When you usually drink
red wine, where is it from?
Cockburn, Graham. Places like that.
Cockburn, okay. I got you.
I prefer it lighter.
Let me tell you.
That information from
Australia was very important.
The murder case of Wayan Mirna Salihin
with suspect Jessica Kumala Wongso
is presenting a witness
from the Australian Police.
It was mentioned there were 14 cases
involving Jessica Kumala
Wongso with the Australian Police.
Yes, it was Officer John Torres who
said she wanted to commit suicide.
Then she crashed into the
nursing home and destroyed it.
She even wanted to kill her boss.
During that time, the defendant said,
"If I wanted to kill someone,
I would know how to."
"I can get a gun, and I
know the right dosage."
The accused, Jessica Wongso,
underwent psychiatric examinations
at the RSCM Hospital.
Amongst the evidence collected
were anti-depressant pills
usually used by patients
with mental health conditions.
The public thought
that only a person with a mental
disorder could do such an evil deed
in a public setting.
My biggest criticism is that we
too easily, and even arbitrarily,
use someone's mental state
as the grounds for judging them.
Jessica got into an accident, right?
Jessica allegedly got
into a fight with her boss.
Those are separate issues.
I'm going to be extreme.
People who said she was a psychopath,
they made it up.
A week before the final trial, she asked,
"What is my situation,
uncle? Will they let me free?"
I didn't know how to respond to her.
After four months, the trials for the
murder case of Wayan Mirna Salihin
are entering the final phase.
The judges will decide on the verdict
for the accused, Jessica Kumala Wongso.
Otto knew, he was shaking
his head, he was going to lose.
"One. The Defendant, Jessica Kumala,
aka Jessica Kumala Wongso, aka Jess,
has been legally and convincingly proven
guilty of committing a crime."
"Two. The Defendant will be sentenced
to imprisonment with 20
years for the crimes committed."
That is the decision of the court.
JESSICA'S TRIAL VERDICI convinced the prosecutor and the judge.
That's how it ended, a happy ending.
Thank you, Your Honor. I
do not accept the verdict.
In my opinion, it is unfair and biased.
Frankly, I was actually shaken there,
but I had to hold back my feelings.
Because the judges'
decision is unfair, biased,
and extremely not according to the law
Also, we have heard the "death
knell for justice" at this trial.
As a result, we assertively
say that we will appeal.
When the judge decided she was guilty,
she didn't cry much.
But after we brought her to the back,
that's where she burst into
tears, which people didn't know.
We must continue
to sail in the ark of life.
We'll see what's in the future.
We went to the prison.
She didn't want to meet us.
She screamed, "I don't
want to, I don't want to!"
Crazy, right?
If she was innocent, she would
yell, "Hey, Mr. Edi, I didn't kill Mirna."
"Mr. Edi, don't be like
that. Let's go find out."
She doesn't want to. Not that she can't.
I love to restore old cars
like this. I really love it.
I've loved it since childhood.
Now, the story behind this car.
During the course of this
trial, my friend was watching it.
He said, "I bet that
Jessica would be released."
"I'm betting on a car."
In the verdict, it turned out that
Jessica wouldn't be released.
Well, a few days later, he said,
"Here are the car keys. Take it home."
I said, "Are you crazy?
Is this really for me?"
He said, "I lost a bet!"
Now the question is, why
can't she be interviewed?
I'm also wondering why.
Jessica is not a terrorist. Even
terrorists can be interviewed.
Imam Samudra, before he was executed,
he was interviewed.
Even Mr. Otto was surprised,
"Why can't she be interviewed?"
I sympathize a lot with Jessica.
Actually, it's quite sad.
She was treated unfairly during the trials.
And now, it's the same thing.
When I got there, Jessica
handed me her diary.
Whether someone framed Jessica or not,
I'd like to say I can think so, yes.
Because of the procedure
for examining evidence
and evidence carried out in the court
In my opinion, they were very unreasonable.
And during the trial,
every time I made a breakthrough to
prove otherwise, they always cut me.
So what's really going on?
There are certain people
that want her to be punished.
I could tell you more about it,
but maybe not everything
could be told, right?
Not everything could be told.
Because I have to
prove things first, right?
Well, the evidence maybe
lacking, but I know it happened.
Up till now, this was the sole case
where a certain party called
me and asked me to stop talking.
There was a particular party
who put money in my bag.
I concluded that the money was a
way to keep me silent on the case.
If I'm an ordinary person who
has nothing to do with this case,
why would they want to give me money?
I was concerned that they'd also
bribe the law enforcement officers.
With an even bigger
amount. That is my concern.
This is going to sound controversial,
but in my opinion,
and according to research
conducted by ICJR,
there is a possibility that
Jessica was found guilty
because someone had
to be blamed for the death.
So in that context,
the police and the prosecutors
couldn't find any other suspect.
The police were embarrassed
because the case had blown up.
They are now subjected to the law of karma.
You have police careers that
have stalled and lots of other things.
It's not a matter of
being innocent or guilty,
but more importantly, it's how the
Indonesian criminal justice system
deemed someone guilty
despite the lingering doubts.
If you deem Jessica's case reasonable,
I'll let your imagination run wild
about how other cases
in Indonesia are done.
If this involved an ordinary person,
there would likely be a death penalty.
Our criminal justice
system needs to be reformed
so that our ideals of reform,
the ideals of independence
that all Indonesian people
can gain access to justice is achieved.
We need to reform the
criminal justice system.
Why? Because anyone can be next.
Anyone can be the next victim.
That's my point.