11 Apr '11, 10pm

Man pleads guilty to pushing his girlfriend to her death after a lover's quarrel over chopsticks turned tragic

Man pleads guilty to pushing his girlfriend to her death after a lover's quarrel over chopsticks turned tragic

Ms Chong Kar Yan's mother (above, in yellow) and older brother, together with other relatives, at the Supreme Court yesterday. Tan Teck Soon's family was also present in court. --ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN THE quarrel over a pair of chopsticks started in a Bedok hawker centre and continued up to the 12th floor of a block of flats in Ang Mo Kio. It ended with the man pushing his girlfriend to her death, while he himself was injured after he jumped from the parapet. Yesterday, welder Tan Teck Soon, 21, pleaded guilty to culpable homicide in causing the death of coffee shop assistant Chong Kar Yan, 20. He was to have been tried for murder but the charge was reduced. He now faces up to a maximum of life imprisonment. The court heard that the couple, both Malaysians, were introduced in 2008 by a mutual friend. On the night of the incident in March 2009, they and their friend had met...

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