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YISHUN TEEN WHO ALLEGEDLY MURDERED FATHER, REMANDED 3 MORE WEEKS FOR PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT

19-year-old Sylesnar Seah Jie Kai, who is being accused of murdering his father in Yishun, appeared in a district court yesterday (19 October) via video link.

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He has been remanded for a further 3 weeks for psychiatric assessment, and his case has been adjourned to 9 November.

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.

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.

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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.

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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