Man jailed eight years for killing daughter-in-law in Tampines flat
An 82-year-old man who stabbed his daughter-in-law to death at their Tampines flat in August 2014 was jailed eight years on Monday (April 25).
Char Chin Fah, a retiree, pleaded guilty to one count of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
The Institute of Mental Health found he was suffering from an acute paranoid reaction which impaired his mental responsibility.
Char had an acrimonious relationship with his daughter-in-law, Madam Ong Guat Leng, 54, a housewife.
Char had told authorities Madam Ong was disrespectful to him and would address him by his full name, and nagged at him.
On Aug 21, 2014, Char, then 80, stabbed Madam Ong four times with a knife.
Two of the wounds punctured her lungs and heart.
He left the weapon embedded in her body before washing up and heading to his daughter's home.
There, Char's family members convinced him to turn himself in.
Get the full story in our print edition (April 26).
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