29 Nov '11, 1am

Man gets jail for fatally slashing stall assistant - 28 years after committing the crime

Man gets jail for fatally slashing stall assistant - 28 years after committing the crime

Lee Hong Mun fled Singapore in 1983 after fatally slashing Mr Ng Tian Soo at Telok Blangah Rise. By Selina Lum A barber fled Singapore in 1983 at age 29, after fatally slashing a stall assistant over a mahjong debt owed to an acquaintance. Five years later, Lee Hong Mun sneaked back into the country, went on to raise two sons and, by all accounts, live an uneventful but productive life. Then in April last year, he was nabbed at a betting outlet during a routine police check. In the investigations that followed, his past caught up with him. On Monday, 28 years after he killed Mr Ng Tian Soo, Lee, now 57, was jailed seven years on a charge of culpable homicide.

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