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Past cases of fatal domestic dispute

JUNE 4, 2014

For over a decade, a mother and daughter lived together in a four-room flat in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4.

But they shared a tempestuous relationship, fighting over everything, including food.

Ms Andrea Tay, 51, killed her mother, Madam Rosaline Lim, 75, in their flat. She later leapt out of the kitchen window to her death.

During a coroner's inquiry, it was revealed that Ms Tay used a chopper and a knife on Madam Lim, whose wounds numbered "in the hundreds".

JAN 26, 2012

A man stabbed his mother to death because he thought she was a genie.

Mr Mohamed Redha Abdul Mutalib, 33, killed religious teacher Asnah Aziz, 56, in their family flat at Block 20, Eunos Crescent.

On Jan 15 last year, he was acquitted of the murder on grounds of temporary insanity.

The judge ordered the former healthcare assistant to be kept in safe custody in Changi Prison "pending the orders of the Minister".

AUG 5, 2009

A 33-year-old schizophrenic man was sentenced to eight years' jail for setting his family home at McNair Road on fire, causing the death of his father.

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

Wanting to rid the flat of "evil spirits", the jobless man took two pieces of paper into a bedroom, placed them on the bed and set them on fire with a lighter.

His father, Mr Michael Ho Shiong Chun, 58, died in the blaze.