12 Jul '18, 2am

10 years' jail for man who killed estranged wife in front of 10 year-old-daughter

SINGAPORE - A 10-year-old girl rushed into her mother's bedroom after hearing screams, only to witness the gruesome sight of her father repeatedly stabbing the woman. The horrifying episode left her with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, including seeing shadows and images of a knife. She would also cry at night, the High Court heard. On Thursday (July 12), Mohamad Jonit Adnan, 38, was sentenced to 10 years' jail for killing his estranged wife , Madam Sri Idayu Ghazali, 29, in their Yishun Ring Road flat on Aug 13, 2016. Jonit, who stabbed his wife more than 30 times, was assessed to be suffering from a major depressive episode at the time. He pleaded guilty to a charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder as his psychiatric condition reduced his mental responsibility for his actions. The court heard that the couple, who married in 2007 and had two daught...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/10-ye...

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