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Mentally ill man pleads guilty to culpable homicide for killing fellow cleaner

Published on Apr 17, 2014 4:02 PM
 
A mentally ill cleaner, who stabbed his co-worker after hallucinating that she was taunting him to kill her, pleaded guilty to culpable homicide on Thursday, April 17, 2014, for the 2011 killing at Jurong East MRT station. -- ST GRAPHICS

A mentally ill cleaner, who stabbed his co-worker after hallucinating that she was taunting him to kill her, pleaded guilty to culpable homicide on Thursday for the 2011 killing at Jurong East MRT station.

Pua Kok Heng, 57, became angry after Madam Goh Ah Moy, 62, who worked at the MRT station, scolded him for using her cleaning equipment.

Pua, who was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and believed that he is a victim of political persecution, confronted Madam Goh with a knife after seeing a "floating" image of her talking to him.

His first confrontation, on Nov 23, 2011, was interrupted by their supervisor who told him he was fired and then led him away.

 
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