After allegedly stabbing his estranged wife and her supposed lover, the Singaporean cabby negotiated with her for four hours as she lay bleeding.
His reason: He wanted her and their three sons to die with him.
It was the same threat that Quah Tee Keon, 47, had made to his wife, Ms Loong Mei Ling, 32, many times over the phone and in text messages.
And it seemed that Quah finally acted on them at about 3am on Sunday when he allegedly attacked Ms Loong and killed her reported lover, Mr Ruan Chao Kiang, 33, while they were asleep in a house in Triang, in the Malaysian state of Pahang.
Ms Loong revealed this from her hospital bed in a Tuesday interview with Malaysian Chinese newspaper Sin Chew Daily.
For some reason, Quah had a change of mind and left the house at about 7am without further harming his wife and their sons. Now wanted by the Malaysian police, he is on the run.
Ms Loong, who was stabbed in the right lung, underwent an operation on Sunday and is now in a general ward in Temerloh hospital.
Ms Loong told Sin Chew that she and Mr Ruan, a Chinese national whom she referred to as her co-worker throughout the interview, had no idea Quah had entered the room as they were sleeping.
She realised he was there only when he stabbed Mr Ruan.
Recalling the ordeal, she said: "I saw my co-worker lying on the ground in a pool of blood, holding his neck. I pleaded with my husband to spare our lives but he didn't listen.