SINGAPORE – A domestic worker, who admitted to a reduced murder charge in April for killing her employer, has had a change of heart and now wants to rely on psychiatric evidence in the hope of avoiding life imprisonment.
On Monday (Sept 21), the High Court allowed an application by Daryati, 28, for her murder conviction to be quashed, after her lawyer told the court that she “wishes to be heard on a defence of diminished responsibility”.
The case will now be scheduled for the trial to resume where it left off.
The Indonesian does not dispute that she had repeatedly slashed and stabbed Madam Seow Kim Choo at her Telok Kurau house on June 7, 2016.
The attack left the 59-year-old victim with more than 90 knife wounds.
Daryati was originally tried for murder under Section 300(a) of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death penalty…. read more
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She wrote in her diary on May 12, 2016: “I must carry out this plan quickly. I have to be brave even though life is at stake. I am ready to face all risks/consequences, whatever the risk, I must be ready to accept it. I hope that this plan succeed and run smoothly. My employer’s family is my target. DEATH!!!”…. read more
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