PETALING JAYA - For the murder suspect's grandmother, the incident has caused her sadness beyond words.
Her face was a picture of sorrow and disbelief as she watched the 23-year-old who sat handcuffed in the back of a police car outside their home on Tuesday night.
Her eyes were tearing but all she could do was look; she had been barred from speaking to him.
The suspect had been brought back to the house at Kampung Cempaka, Petaling Jaya, after he had confessed to killing Ng Yuk Tim, 15.
Yesterday, the 80-year-old woman said the suspect's mother had deserted the family when he was young.
She said the suspect and his older sister had been living with her since their father died about a year ago.
"I don't believe he could do such a thing. He kept to himself but he is a nice person," she added.
She also related what had happened the night before.
"The police brought him to the house at 11pm and he showed the policemen around until about 2am.
"I asked him, 'Are you hungry? How are you?' But he didn't say anything to me, he just cried," she said.
The suspect was a well-known cosplay enthusiast among Malaysia's tight-knit community of cosplayers.
Some cosplayers, who know the suspect personally, could not believe that he was involved in a murder.
They said he had helped many cosplayers learn more about their hobby.
"He is a nice guy and he has many supporters. Even his closest friends will not believe he did it," said a cosplayer who knows him personally.