Singapore

Unemployed man jailed for punching his mum, aged 90

An unemployed man was jailed for 10 months yesterday for punching his elderly mother on her lip.

Vincent Lee Kim Meng, 49, had admitted to hurting Madam Tan Sui Eng, 90, at their flat in Bukit Merah View on Sept 2, 2015.

The court heard that his brother noticed that Lee smelled of alcohol and that his steps were wobbly when the latter returned home that evening.

Lee entered his mother's room and she began to nag at him.

In a fit of anger, he punched her.

Lee's brother called the police and Madam Tan was taken to hospital for treatment.

Lee had a few previous convictions for breach of personal protection order and the highest sentence he received was 12 months' jail.

He could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000 for voluntarily causing hurt. - The Straits Times

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