He is the prime suspect in a knife attack that severely injured his estranged wife and killed her alleged lover.
But when Singaporean cabby Quah Tee Keon appeared in a Malaysian court on Tuesday, he had the demeanour of a man without a care in the world.
Seemingly in good spirits, he smiled and waved for the cameras, even making a "V" sign with his fingers. It was unclear if that was to denote "peace" or "victory".
But before he turned himself in to police in Kuala Lumpur on Monday after 15 days on the run, he told reporters that he was innocent and boasted that the police would not find any evidence to incriminate him.
The 47-year-old suspect was taken to the court in Temerloh, Pahang, about 130km from KL, with other detainees in a police vehicle, at 9am.
A video recording by Shin Min Daily News, a Singaporean Chinese evening newspaper, shows Quah, who wore an orange "prison" suit and a pair of slippers, sauntering into a courtroom.
Quah made small talk with reporters and policemen while waiting for his hearing. He told the Shin Min Daily News reporter that he was not worried and that his family in Singapore knew about his situation, but would not be going to Malaysia to see him.
The police later applied to the court for Quah to be held in remand for seven days, pending further investigations into the case. They can extend the remand by another seven days before deciding whether to charge him.