31 Jul '18, 8am

Man jailed 34 weeks for coffeeshop punch that killed unwelcome guest

SINGAPORE - An elderly man flew into a rage when his drinking buddy's acquaintance joined their table. Toh Kai Seng, 63, punched 44-year-old Teo Teck Hock in the face, knocking him to the ground - a blow that ended his life. Toh was jailed for 34 weeks on Tuesday (July 31) after pleading guilty to assaulting Mr Teo. Deputy Public Prosecutor Quek Jing Feng said that Mr Teo was on his way home from a supermarket with his 12-year-old son when they walked past a coffee shop at Block 639 Punggol Drive at 3.45pm on Nov 11, 2016. He spotted three acquaintances having beer there and decided to join them while the boy went home alone. Meanwhile, Toh was sitting two tables away with another of Mr Teo's acquaintances, Mr Lim Seng Ban. The court heard that Toh and Mr Teo did not know each other. About two hours later, Mr Teo went over to Toh's table to talk to Mr Lim. By then, Mr Lim ...

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