AMK double deaths: Woman was of 'unsound mind' based on bizarre behaviour

AMK double deaths: Woman was of 'unsound mind' based on bizarre behaviour

SINGAPORE - A coroner's findings on the recent Ang Mo Kio double deaths has revealed that the woman killed her elderly mother before taking her own life by jumping from her sixth-floor kitchen window, reported The Straits Times.

According to State Coroner Marvin Bay, the English daily said sales promoter, Andrea Tay Su Lin, 51, attacked her mother, Madame Rosaline Lim, with a knife and chopper in the living room of their flat.

Mr Bay "strongly believed" that Madame Tay inflicted extensive injuries on her 75-year-old mother, a cleaner, before jumping to her death, said local news reports.

He added that even though Madam Tay had not been officially diagnosed with any mental disorders, Mr Bay said she was of "unsound mind" based on evidence from various witness including Madame Tay's 17-year-old daughter, Germaine Ng.

Their statements revealed that Madame Tay showed "bizarre behaviour which suggested that she was in an insane state of mind at the time of the attack", said Mr Bay.

According to Channel NewsAsia, Madam Lim, who was found dead in the living room, had sustained more than 100 wounds, including a stab across her neck.

The neck wound is "believed to have led to early incapacitation, two gaping wounds on her right shoulder, and a stab wound from her right upper back up to her right chest cavity", the report added.

The women lived in a flat at Block 105 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4. During post-mortem investigations, police found that some parts of Madam Tay's body were missing.

The Straits Times reported that Madam Lim's eye balls and part of a tongue were found Tuesday, but her right lung is still missing.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

AMK double deaths: Mum's eyes and tongue found on the ground

published on Stomp on Dec 2, 2014

SINGAPORE - New grisly details of the double deaths of a mother and daughter that occurred at Block 105, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 on Jun 4 have emerged.

The women were identified as 75-year-old Rosaline Lim and 51-year-old Andrea Tay in an earlier report.

Lim was found in a unit on the sixth storey with multiple stab wounds, while Tay was believed to have jumped down from the block. The latter's legs were severed from the impact.

An autopsy performed on Lim the following day (Jun 5) revealed that many of the stab wounds on her had been inflicted after she died.

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