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Family-related cases

BOY, 4, DIES FROM BRAIN INJURY

A woman was charged with the murder of her four-year-old son earlier this month. Noraidah Mohd Yussof, 32, was charged on Aug 4 with causing grievous hurt by pushing him to the ground on Aug 1, causing him to suffer brain injury.

After he died, the charge was upgraded to murder. She will be back in court on Aug 25.

TODDLER FOUND DEAD NEAR BEDOK JETTY

A woman originally accused of murdering her 17-month-old son in the sea off East Coast Park had the charge reduced to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Lim Ann Nee, 45, allegedly killed Emilien Lacroix last year. His body was found floating about 300m from Bedok Jetty and Lim was rescued by the Police Coast Guard on Nov 25.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Sept 8.

THOUGHT MUM WAS GENIE

He repeatedly stabbed his mother to death because he thought she was a genie.

On Jan 15, Mr Mohamed Redha Abdul Mutalib was acquitted of murdering religious teacher Asnah Aziz in 2012 on grounds of temporary insanity.

Justice Tay Yong Kwang ordered the former health-care assistant to be kept in safe custody in Changi Prison "pending the orders of the Minister".

STARTED FIRE TO EXORCISE EVIL SPIRITS

A 33-year-old schizophrenic man who set his family home at McNair Road in Boon Keng on fire and caused the death of his father, was jailed for eight years on Feb 13.

Ho Wei Yi pleaded guilty to a charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.