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FATHER OF TWIN BOYS FOUND DEAD, REMANDED FOR PSYCH OBSERVATION

Xavier Yap Jung Houn, the 48-year-old father who is accused of murdering one of his two 11-year-old twin sons, has been remanded for psychiatric observation, after his hearing that was originally set to be heard on 31 January was brought forward to 29 January.

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He was then remanded at the Changi Prison’s medical centre for psychiatric observation and is due to return to court on 18 February, according to CNA.

Yap’s first court hearing was heard on 24 January where he was charged with murder and accused of murdering one of his twin sons, Ethan Yap E Chern, at the playground at Greenridge Crescent, in Toh Yi, Upper Bukit Timah.

Yap has yet to be charged for the death of his other 11-year-old twin son, Aston Yap Kai Shern.

The two brothers were special needs children and they were found dead earlier this month on 21 January inside a stormwater canal near the playground.

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Their father had called the police that same evening and he was subsequently arrested for the suspected murder of his children.

Upon conviction, Yap faces the death penalty.

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