About the case

Giselle Shi Jia Wei, 25, is on trial for the attempted murder of her ex-girlfriend Ummul Qurratu 'Ain Abdul Rahman, 22.

She is alleged to have stabbed Miss Ummul twice in the chest with a knife in a Geylang hotel on July 22, 2012.

According to court documents, Shi and Miss Ummul had a tumultuous relationship which began in July 2011.

They broke up about a week before the alleged attack. After Shi's repeated attempts to reconcile, Miss Ummul agreed to meet her for supper on July 21.

They checked into the Golden Star Hotel at Geylang Lorong 8. After waking up the next afternoon, they had sex.

As Miss Ummul was watching TV naked, Shi tried again to reconcile. When Miss Ummul said no, Shi allegedly attacked her before turning the knife on herself.

Miss Ummul escaped and was helped by two hotel guests who called the police.

For attempted murder, Shi can be jailed for life.