15 Feb '12, 5am

Underage maid pleads guilty to killing employer

Underage maid pleads guilty to killing employer

Vitria Depsi Wahyuni, then 16 years old, strangled her 87-year-old employer to death at her home in Farleigh Avenue in Serangoon Gardens estate. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG By Khushwant Singh Using false papers that stated she was 23 years old, a 16-year-old Indonesian came here to work as a maid in 2009. Within five days of starting work, Vitria Depsi Wahyuni strangled her 87-year-old employer to death at her home in Farleigh Avenue in Serangoon Gardens estate. On Wednesday, she pleaded guilty to committing culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Deputy Public Prosecutor Christina Koh asked the High Court to sentence Vitria, now 19 years old, to 20 years in jail as the offence was premeditated and the attack on Sng Gek Wah was brutal and savage. She said that the maid had waited for the elderly woman to fall asleep before attacking here between 8pm and 3.15am on Nov 25,...

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