48-year-old man charged with murder of engineer makes second appearance in court

Murder suspect Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock (in red) was taken to Gardens by the Bay, the scene of the alleged crime. PHOTO: SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE - The man who allegedly murdered an engineer at Gardens by the Bay East in Marina Bay more than two weeks ago made his second appearance in court on Thursday (July 28).

Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock, 48, has been charged with causing the death of Ms Cui Yajie, a 31-year-old Chinese national, between 8am and 10.11am on July 12.

Police received a missing person report that Ms Cui had not reported for work since July 12. She was last seen at Fusionopolis Walk the night before.

Khoo, who works in a laundry business, was identified through intensive investigation. He was arrested last Wednesday and led police to Lim Chu Kang Lane 8 where the remains, believed to be that of Ms Cui, was found.

The prosecution applied for Khoo to be remanded for another week for investigation. Khoo will be back in court on Aug 4.

If convicted of murder, he faces the death penalty.

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