Compassvale stabbing: Man charged with killing wife

Kong Peng Yee being led away by police officers on Sunday. He is accused of causing the death of his wife, Madam Wong Chik Yeok, 63. The couple had been described by a neighbour as "very loving". Kong, 68, will be remanded for psychiatric evaluation.
Kong Peng Yee being led away by police officers on Sunday. He is accused of causing the death of his wife, Madam Wong Chik Yeok, 63. The couple had been described by a neighbour as "very loving". Kong, 68, will be remanded for psychiatric evaluation.LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE PHOTO

A 68-year-old man, who allegedly stabbed his wife to death in their home in Compassvale Crescent on Sunday, was charged with her murder yesterday .

No plea was taken from Kong Peng Yee, who is in Changi General Hospital. He is believed to have been hurt during the alleged act.

He is accused of causing the death of his wife, Madam Wong Chik Yeok, 63, between 11am and 4.35pm that day.

Police said they received a call for help at 4.35pm that day.

The housewife was found lying motionless in the living room of the five-room flat. She was pronounced dead at about 5pm by paramedics.

The couple, who have been described as "very loving" by one neighbour, were living in the Sengkang flat with their younger daughter. Their elder daughter is married.

Kong, whose case was mentioned via video-link in the State Courts, will be remanded for psychiatric evaluation.

He is scheduled to appear in court on April 5. If convicted of murder, he faces the death penalty.

Elena Chong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2016, with the headline 'Compassvale stabbing: Man charged with killing wife'. Print Edition | Subscribe