West Coast murder: Woman accused of 9-year-old son's murder fit to plead

An unemployed woman accused of murdering her nine-year-old son earlier this month was found fit to plead and not of unsound mind.

Rebecca Loh Chui Lai, 31, has been charged with causing the death of Gabriel Loh Zhen Jie at her flat at Block 704 West Coast Road on June 1. The boy, who attended a special school, was unconscious when police arrived. He was taken to the National University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 7pm.

Loh had been remanded for psychiatric assessment. The prosecution said the psychiatric report said she was fit to plead and not of unsound mind.

Loh is remanded at Central police division lock-up for a week for further investigation. Her case will be mentioned on July 1.