20 Sep '11, 8am

Man guilty of murdering cabby, tried to extort from dead man's wife

Man guilty of murdering cabby, tried to extort from dead man's wife

The family of the late Yuen Swee Hong, a taxi driver who was murdered on 11 April 2009. Seen here leaving court are his brother Yuen Peng Yin, his wife Chan Oi Lin and his son Yuen Zheng Wen. Madam Chan had then received a call for ransom from Chinese national Wang Wenfeng. He had allegedly murdered Madam Chan's husband and then hatched the plan to ask for ransom. Wang is currently on trial for his murder. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER By Selina Lum Chinese national Wang Wenfeng, 32, was on Tuesday found guilty of murdering cabby Yuen Swee Hong, 58, inside his taxi in April 2009. Yuen was driving the nightshift on April 10 but failed to return home the next morning. When his wife, Madam Chan Oi Lin, called her husband's mobile phone, an unfamiliar man with a mainland Chinese accent answered and demanded a $150,000 ransom for his release. In fact, Wang had already killed Yuen by ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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