The son of a Kiwi businessman murdered in Bali snubbed his mother, who is accused of arranging his father's murder, when she approached him in court.
Peter Ellis, 20, was in Denpasar District Court on Tuesday to watch on as Noor Ellis' murder trial continued. She is accused of arranging for hitmen to slit her husband's throat "like a pig" and dump his body in a rice field.
The younger Mr Ellis, from Perth, pulled away from his mother when she attempted to place her hand on his shoulder and arm as she entered the courtroom, according to Nine News.
"Don't, just go, go," he said, pointing to the front of the room, as his mother tried to speak with him in private.
Mr Ellis also shook his head in disapproval as his mother tearfully begged the court for the lightest punishment.
Outside court, Mr Ellis told reporters he has disowned his mother and only wants to see justice served.
"We don't want to see her again - full stop," he said.
"We don't need her support, we don't want her support.
"We would have liked life imprisonment, but as far as we know, that's not going to happen."
Mr Ellis also said he hoped she would receive a "minimum 20 years".
Before the hearing, Mr Ellis told reporters the woman is no longer his mother, and said he does not have any feelings for her.
"She is a murderer - Noor murdered my father and that's the end of it," Mr Ellis said outside the court before today's hearing started, according to News Corp Australia.
Noor Ellis admitted last October to hiring hitmen to murder her 60-year-old husband as she wanted to teach him a lesson because he refused to give her money or grant her a divorce.
Mr Ellis' body, with wrists and feet bound, was found wrapped in plastic and dumped in a ditch in a rice field near Sedang Village.
At the time, prosecutors recommended two of the men involved, Urbanus Yoh Ghogi and Yohanes Sirokudu, be jailed for 15 years.
Prosecutors could have pushed for the death penalty for premeditated murder, but instead Mr Umbara said time Ellis has already served should be deducted from her sentence.
Mr Ellis was set upon in his own kitchen on the Indonesian island by the five killers, who slashed his throat "like killing a pig", police said.
Noor Ellis employed the men, along with two housemaids to clean up the murder. Police allege she paid the killers a total of around $NZ14,200.
At a court appearance in April, Noor Ellis told Judge Beslin Sihombing that her husband died "because of the order from me".
She said: "For a long time he hadn't given me sufficient [money], [he] even took the money for my kids' schooling.
"Because his attitude didn't change, I couldn't stand it anymore. Once I asked for divorce but he didn't want to.
"He said we should just go on, in our own way."
23-year-old Ghoghi, who slit Mr Ellis's throat, told the court in graphic detail of the roles he and four other men played in the killing.
Noor Ellis gave one of the men, Martin, a towel and a pillow, and asked his "help to teach a lesson".
The men first tried to suffocate him, but when their victim fought back, Martin handed him the kitchen knife he used to slash his throat.
Afterwards, Mrs Ellis handed Martin the plastic to wrap her husband's body in, Urbanus told the court.
- Daily Mail