11 May '11, 6am

A man who escaped the death penalty for killing his China-born teenage step-daughter was jailed 10 years

A man who escaped the death penalty for killing his China-born teenage step-daughter was jailed 10 years

Ong Pang Siew, 48, was jailed 10 years for killing his China-born teenage step-daughter. -- PHOTO: CRO A FORMER private bus driver who escaped the gallows in November 2010 - for killing his China-born teenage step-daughter - was on Wednesday sent to jail by the High Court for 10 years. Ong Pang Siew, 48, was all smiles and allowed by the court to chat with two siblings before he was led away. The sentence was backdated to October 2007. With the usual one-third remission for good behaviour, he should be released from prison in three years, said his lawyer Subhas Anandan. In 2009, Ong, was given the mandatory death penalty after he was found guilty of murdering Ong Pan Hui, 15, in her Marsiling home in October 2007. Just two weeks before, her mother, Ms Xiu Yanhong, was granted a divorce from Ong and custody of Pan Hui and the son she bore with Ong. On the night of the killi...

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