14-year-old charged with murdering his father in Loyang condo

Police vehicles leaving Edelweiss Park Condominium in Flora Road on Dec 11, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
The police received a call for assistance from a residential unit along Flora Road at 10.10am on Dec 11, 2020.
ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
The police received a call for assistance from a residential unit along Flora Road at 10.10am on Dec 11, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - A 14-year-old Singaporean boy has been charged in court on Friday (Dec 11) with the murder of his 49-year-old father.

The police said they received a call for assistance at a residential unit in Flora Road in Loyang at 10.10am.

The incident happened at Edelweiss Park condominium.

"Upon arrival, officers found the man injured and lying motionless at the said location," the police said in a statement.

He was taken unconscious to Changi General Hospital, where he later died.

His 14-year-old son was arrested at the scene for his suspected involvement in the murder.

The police are investigating the case.

The teenager has been remanded for psychiatric observation and his case is expected to be heard again on Dec 31.

Those found guilty of murder could receive the death penalty. However, those aged below 18 would not get the death sentence but could be given life imprisonment instead.

Additional reporting by Dominic Low

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