31 May '16, 9am

Maid gets 18 years' jail for killing her employer, socialite Nancy Gan

Maid gets 18 years' jail for killing her employer, socialite Nancy Gan

SINGAPORE - Reacting to being hit with a tray and being scolded, socialite Nancy Gan Wan Geok's domestic helper swung her employer's head against a wall, causing multiple skull fractures, then drowned her in the pool of her own house. Indonesian Dewi Sukowati, 20, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 years' jail on Tuesday (May 31) for culpable homicide not amounting to murder of the 69-year-old Madam Gan. The court heard that on March 19, 2014, at about 7.30am, Dewi - then 18 - had taken a glass of water on a tray to Madam Gan in her home at Victoria Park Road in Bukit Timah. It was her seventh day of work with Madam Gan. According to the statement of facts of the case, Madam Gan was upset that the glass was on the wrong type of tray. She splashed the water on Dewi's face and threw the tray on the floor. When Dewi bent down to pick up the tray, Madam Gan snatched it fro...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/maid-g...

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