Lorry driver jailed 12 years for killing girlfriend

A lorry driver was sentenced to 12 years' jail and six strokes of the cane for killing his former girlfriend.

Chinese national Xiao Guiliang, 32, yesterday pleaded guilty in the High Court to one count of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Following a tiff at about 2am on July 7, 2013, Xiao brutally attacked Miss Zhang Jie, 24, with a knife in a Choa Chu Kang Crescent flat they used to share.

A friend who was with Miss Zhang called the police when she heard Miss Zhang screaming for help.

Miss Zhang was rushed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where was pronounced dead at about 3.30am.

The attack was so vicious that it left her with 192 wounds and bruises, including a gaping wound in her neck, and another that resulted in her left eye coming loose of the socket.

After the attack, Xiao tried to commit suicide by drinking several tubes of insecticide.

Read the full report in Wednesday's The New Paper.