Convicted killer executed after final plea failed

SINGAPORE - A man who stabbed an elderly woman more than 110 times in 2005 was executed at Changi Prison Complex on Friday.

Singaporean Muhammad Kadar, 39, had stabbed the 69-year-old to death in her flat while robbing her. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in April 2009.

He had been accorded full due process under the law, the police said on Friday.

The Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal against conviction on July 5, 2011. On Sept 29, 2014, it dismissed his application for re-sentencing under the new death penalty regime.

The police said that he was represented by counsel throughout the legal process, and was also given the opportunity to petition the President for clemency. This was turned down.