Convicted murderer escapes the gallows, second such case in Singapore

In delivering the sentence on Wednesday, Justice Tay Yong Kwang noted that Kho was relatively young at 24 when he committed the crime, and had improvised the weapon - a tree branch - during the robbery. He added that in applying the new discretion, neither life nor death should be the default punishment, and that each case should be decided on its own facts.


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