Malaysian to be charged with murder of woman in Singapore flat
SINGAPORE: A 47-year-old suspect arrived at the State Courts on Thursday morning to be charged with the murder of a 28-year-old woman in a flat at Block 70, Circuit Road, last month.
The suspect, who is believed to be a Malaysian, arrived in an unmarked car just before 9am.
He is believed to have killed the woman on or before March 22.
The victim was reported by a daily to be Zhang Huaxiang from Hunan, China, and was the suspect’s girlfriend.
Zhang was reported to have been found lying motionless in the rented bedroom of the third-floor flat by the landlord, who was at the unit to check on it as his tenant said he would be away on a business trip.
During his visit, the landlord had said he saw someone he thought was his tenant apparently asleep on the bed. The landlord then went out for dinner, but came back later to find that the person had not moved.
Pulling back the blanket, he realised it was actually the woman, who sometimes stayed over, and that she was dead.
Neighbours reportedly said they had not heard any commotion, and that the tenant had moved in last year and the woman was his girlfriend.
If found guilty of his charge of murder with intention, the suspect faces the mandatory death penalty. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network