Man charged with Geylang murder
Toh Sia Guan, 64, allegedly killed a man and was arrested after nearly two weeks on the run.
Yesterday, he was charged in court with the murder of coffee shop helper Goh Eng Thiam, 52.
Toh allegedly committed the offence along Lorong 23 Geylang, between 7.30am and 8am on July 9.
Dressed in a red polo shirt (inset), the wiry man, who is about 1.5m tall, was calm as he stood in the dock when his charge was read out to him.
He is remanded at Central Police Division and will be back in court on July 29. If convicted of murder, he will face the death penalty.
Mr Goh's ex-wife, two daughters and son-in-law were in court yesterday to find out more about the case.
His older daughter, Madam Goh Wen Xi, 31, an administrator, told reporters outside the courtroom that they had never seen Toh before.
In the past two weeks, four other people were killed:
On Thursday, Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock, 48, was charged with murdering engineer Cui Yajie, 31, on July 12 at Gardens by the Bay East in Marina Bay.
On Tuesday, Thennarasu Karupiah, 47, was charged with the murder of Mr Arokiasamy Paul Rajoo, 55, at Taj Mahal Bollywood Music Lounge in Boat Quay on July 13.
Another man, Mr Chua Meng Guan, 42, died after he was stabbed outside a Jalan Besar pub on July 11.
And on July 9, former Republic Polytechnic student Shawn Ignatius Rodrigues, 26, was found dead outside a flat at Block 279, Yishun Street 22.
A 20-year-old man, known only as Ryan who lives in the block, was arrested.
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