Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · With Murderous Forethought
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali

+62 (0)812 3819724
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

Bali News

With Murderous Forethought

Men Who Murdered American Expat in Bali to be Charged with Premeditated Murder

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Paul Latourell, American Expat murder, Dewa Tagel Wijasa, Multawan Aulawi, Awi, Marsianus, Marsi , crime reconstruction
Click Image to Enlarge


The State News Agency Antara reports that the two men held in the death of an American expatriate in Bali may be charged on Section 340 of the Indonesian Criminal Code (KUHP) with premeditated murder.

The head of the criminal division for the Denpasar Police Precinct, Commissioner Dewa Tagel Wijasa said, “The two suspects, MA (20) and MS (31) had the intention to kill beforehand.

While Wijasa only identified the suspects by initials, earlier reports by Antara identified the two men as Multawan Aulawi or Awi (MA) from East Lombok and Marsianus alias Marsi (MS).

Police ran a reconstruction of the crime at the scene of the crime on Friday, March 20, 2014, recording on film 68 separate scenes depicting the murder of the American.

According to police, prior to the reconstruction the two men purchased the knife they used in the murder at the Kereneng market in Denpasar at 5:00 pm on February 15, 2014, just hours before the crimal attack.

“Both men admitted they knew the victim well and before the murder one of them claimed he was sodomized by the victime, precipitating the desire to kill,” said Wijasa.

In the reconstruction supervised by the police, Marsi invited Awi to Latourell’s home at 1:00 am on February 16, 2014.

The prime suspect allegedly knocked on Latourell’s door before being invited in for drinks and a discussion with the victim. An invitation to sex followed, leading to the murder in the early hours of February 16, 2014.

AW told police he refused Latourell’s sexual approach, after which the American allegedly struck the man’s face.

The man told police he then drew his knife and repeatedly stabbed the victim. While Latourell tried to resist the attack, he was stabbed a total of 117 times.

Police say the men wrapped Latourell’s body in three towels.

Following the murder, the men stole a Toyota Kijang owned by Latourell that the later sold for Rp. 110 million (US$9,600) on the island of Lombok.

The proceeds of the sale of the stolen vehicle were used to purchase a motorcycle, big screen television, video player and unpaid university fees.

Related Articles

Justice Shall Not Be Denied

Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Much Loved, Much Missed

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Weather Warning for Bali
Meteorologists Warn of Potential for High Winds and High Waves in Bali Until March 25th from Tropical Cyclone Marcus
Airspace Over Bali No Longer Empty
Bali Airport Reopens After 24-Hour Closure for Nyepi New Year Observances
Business is Sky High
Indonesia’s Aviation Industry Booming with More than 100 Million Passengers Flown in 2017
Chinese Returning in Droves to Bali
Badung Regency Official Says Chinese Travelers are Bullish on Bali
New Ubud Gallery Opens with Two-Man Exhibition
Paintings by John van der Sterren and Ketut Gede Susana Exhibiting Through July at NKRI Art at The Ayung Resort, Ubud
Bali before the Balinese
Tenganan Village Fights to Preserve its ‘Pre-Balinese’ Ancient Traditions in a Rapidly Changing World
A Rest Area on a 12-Km Toll Road
Bali Toll Road Seeks to Increase Revenues by Moving Ahead with Plans to Build a Rest Area
Proud List of Past Achievements for the People of Bali
In the Midst of IMF-World Bank Conference Preparations, Bali Governor Pastika Reflects on What his Administration has Achieved on Behalf of the People of Bali
Diplomatic Reassignment
British Consulate-General’s New Address in Bali
When Anneke Goes Coasting
Dutch Woman Undetakes Annual Marathon Swim in North Bali to Protect the Environment
Short Shrift to Trash that Drifts
Indonesia Government Frames Formal Response to Video Showing Plastic Trash Inundation at Manta Point, Nusa Penida
To the Visitor, Goes the Spa
Harper Bazaar Singles Out 8 Spas for ‘Star Spa’ Status in Bali
All [News]!