Alleged murder in D'Leedon: Belgian man to be remanded for another four weeks

Belgian Philippe Marcel Guy Graffart will be remanded for another four weeks at Changi Prison to complete his psychiatric assessment.
Belgian Philippe Marcel Guy Graffart will be remanded for another four weeks at Changi Prison to complete his psychiatric assessment. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - The Belgian man accused of killing his five-year-old son in their D'Leedon condominium home will be remanded for another four weeks at the Changi Prison Complex for psychiatric assessment to be completed.

Philippe Marcel Guy Graffart, who appeared in court via video-link, is represented by defence lawyer Ramesh Tiwary.

The 41-year-old was charged on Oct 7 with the murder of Keryan Gabriel Cedric Graffart. He allegedly committed the act at his 32nd-storey home at 3, Leedon Heights.

Graffart works for the Singapore investment management arm of Nordea, a company that describes itself as the largest financial group in northern Europe.

General manager of Nordea Private Banking in Singapore, Mr Kim Osborg Nielsen, was seen in court together with two other representatives.

A consular officer from the Belgian Embassy was also present.

They were unable to confirm if Graffart's family members were in court.

The case will be heard in court again on Nov 25.

If convicted of murder, Graffart faces the death penalty.