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19 Y.O WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED FATHER, RELEASED FROM IMH REMAND & CAN MEET LAWYERS

19-year-old Sylesnar Seah Jie Kai, was accused of murdering his 47-year-old father Eddie Seah Wee Teck at Yishun Avenue 4, and was in remand at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric assessment.

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He has since been released from remand at IMH after completing his psychiatric assessment and is now entitled to visits.

His lawyer, Joyce Khoo of Quahe Woo and Palmer LLC, requested to speak to him to take instructions fro him.

The prosecution also asked for the case to be adjourned further, citing other outstanding reports pending, and he is expected to return to court on 31 January 2023.

Recap

47-year-old Eddie Seah Wee Teck was previously reported to have been allegedly killed by his 19-year-old son Sylesnar Seah Jie Kai on 10 October at Block 653 Yishun Avenue 4.

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The 19-year-old was arrested by the police, and was charged in court on 12 October with his murder, and has been remanded ever since.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the victim had an argument with his son and walked out of the house, and the accused then allegedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and chased after his father.

He then allegedly used the knife to slash his father in the neck from behind, before slashing home again across the back.

The victim then escaped through the staircase and called for help from his neighbours, according to Lianhe Zaobao.

The victim eventually collapsed in front of a neighbour’s unit one floor below, and the Straits Times reported that the neighbour heard frantic knocking at her door before calling the police when she saw the victim sprawled on the ground with a metallic object.

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The victim reportedly had a bloodstained knife near his body when the police found him, which measured about 10cm long; and he had stopped breathing by the time the paramedics arrived at the scene.

He was found motionless and declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

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