Maid charged with killing employer's baby in Simei home
An Indonesian maid was charged in a district court on Tuesday (May 10) with killing her employer's one-year-old daughter.
Maryani Usman Utar, 30, is accused of one count of culpable homicide not amounting to murder for causing the death of Richelle Teo (seen in the photo below with her mother).
Between 2am and 7.35am on Sunday (May 8), she allegedly punched Richelle's neck and strangled her until she stopped crying, court papers said.
The police said they received a call for assistance at about 9.20am that day, which was also Mother's Day, at the Teos' home in Simei Street 4.
Richelle was taken to Changi General Hospital and was pronounced dead at around 10.10am that day.
Maryani is expected to be back in court on May 17.
If convicted, she faces up to 10 years' jail with a fine.
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