The Straits Times
Published on Nov 30, 2012

Yishun triple murder: Accused sentenced to hang


The Chinese national who killed three women in a flat in Yishun three years ago was on Friday, sentenced by the High Court to hang for the murder of one of them.

Wang Zhijian, 46, was tried for the murder of his lover, Madam Zhang Meng, 42; her daughter Feng Jianyu, 17; and their flatmate Yang Jie, 36, in their Yishun flat.

Madam Yang's daughter Li Meilin, then 15, was also slashed, but she survived. All of them were from China.

Delivering his verdict on Friday, Justice Chan Seng Onn accepted Wang's defence of diminished responsibility for the killing of Madam Zhang and Jianyu; the judge found Wang guilty of a lower charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.