Woman charged with murder of husband at Bukit Panjang flat

The couple have a one-year-old daughter and have been married for close to two years.
The couple have a one-year-old daughter and have been married for close to two years.PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A civil servant was charged on Tuesday (Sept 1) with the murder of her husband at their home in Bukit Panjang .

No plea was taken from Vivien Teoh Yi Wen, 26, a human resource executive with the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

She allegedly caused the death of her husband, Mr Gordon Yeo Han Tong, 33, at their Housing Board flat in Senja Road between 11.32pm on Aug 30 and 12.51am the next day.

The couple have a one-year-old daughter and have been married for close to two years.

Teoh, whose hair was tied in a pony tail, was clad in a red polo shirt and dark trousers. Before her case was mentioned, she had looked for familiar faces in the public gallery.

Mr Yeo, who was self-employed, was found with multiple injuries on his upper body and face at the four-room flat. He was pronounced dead at 1.19am.

The prosecution sought a week's remand for Teoh for police to take her out for investigation.

Her lawyer, Mr Yusfiyanto Yatiman, said he had no objections to the remand. He told the court that he had been instructed by the family. He was given permission to speak briefly to Teoh on some domestic issues. He gave his undertaking not to discuss any aspect of the case in relation to the charge.

Teoh will return to court on Sept 8.

Two men and two women were seen leaving the court after the case was over.

If convicted, Teoh faces the death penalty.

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