Woman gets probation for mischief by fire and hurting girlfriend's mum
A marketing executive was spared a jail term and given probation instead for mischief by fire and splashing turpentine on her girlfriend's mother.
Sherilyn Teo Li Ying, 26, admitted to setting aflame the main gate of her girlfriend's unit and splashing turpentine on Madam Leow Bee Choo, 49, causing injuries to her eye and skin on her chest area.
A Community Court was told that Teo was in a relationship with Ms Gladys Chien Wai Ting at the time. After an argument over relationship issues, she went to the 20-year-old's flat in Redhill Road on Sept 24 with a bottle of turpentine and a bottle of chlorine.
After she was let into the flat by the mother, Teo went into Ms Chien's bedroom while she was sleeping and poured turpentine onto a rag and placed it beside the bed as well as on the floor near the entrance. When Madam Leow returned shortly and smelt something odd, she asked Teo who claimed ignorance and left for her workplace.