Man charged with wife's murder

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A 68-YEAR-OLD man, who allegedly stabbed his wife to death in their home in Compassvale Crescent on Sunday, was charged with her murder yesterday.

No plea was taken from Kong Peng Yee, who is in Changi General Hospital. He is believed to have been hurt in the alleged murder.

He is accused of causing the death of his wife, Wong Chik Yeok, 63, between 11am and 4.35pm on that day.

Police said they received a call for help at 4.35pm that day.

The housewife was found motionless in the living room of the five-room flat. She was pronounced dead at about 5pm by paramedics.

The couple, who have been described as "very loving'' by one neighbour, were living in the Sengkang flat with their younger daughter.

The elder daughter is married.

Kong, whose case was mentioned via video-link in the State Courts, will be remanded for psychiatric evaluation.

He is scheduled to appear in court on April 5.

If convicted of murder, he faces the death penalty.

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