Home Briefs: Man, 41, charged with murder of father

Man, 41, charged with murder of father

A man, 41, was charged in court yesterday with the murder of his father, 75. Tan Kok Meng was accused of killing Mr Tan Ah Hin at about 5.22pm in their Bedok North flat last Friday. The elderly man was found motionless at Block 416 with head injuries and rushed to hospital. He was pronounced dead at 6.37pm.

The prosecution asked for Tan to be remanded for psychiatric evaluation, as he said he has a history of mental illness. If convicted, he faces the death penalty. The case will be heard again on Dec 4.

180 couples renew wedding vows

About 180 couples said "I do" for the second time at the Grace Assembly of God Church yesterday. More than 700 friends and relatives saw them renew their vows at the event to commemorate the opening of the church's new building, which officially opened last month.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe