Wednesday October 24, 2012
Court rejects application for discharge of three in Sibu murder
SIBU: Three people charged with the murder of a bank manager had their application for a discharge and acquittal rejected by the magistrate’s court here.
The application was made through their defence counsel who said his clients should be released based on the fact that the prosecution had yet to complete their investigation.
As nothing was concrete yet, the release of the three was deemed appropriate, said the lawyer.
Nevertheless, magistrate Zubaidah Sarkawi, on the request of the deputy public prosecutor, further remanded the accused until Dec 7 for further mention of the case.
Christine Ling Hang Tsyr, 31, and her 26-year-old car salesman boyfriend, Andrew Tiong King Guan, were charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code for abetting the lead suspect, Ling Hoe Ing, 24, with the common intention to kill Wong King Kui, 31.
Hoe Ing had admitted to the police that he intruded into bank manager Wong’s house and killed him. Wong was Ling’s husband.
If convicted, all three accused could face the death sentence.
Hoe Ing was represented by David Kuok, Tiong by Orlando Chua and Ling by Anthony Tai, Roger Chin and Sempurai Petrus.
Three other suspects – Wong Miew Woon, 27, and brothers Sia Ung Hee, 43, and Sia Ling Hee, 38, – were released uncon-ditionally on bond under Section 118 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
In the gruesome murder on June 14 at 1.30am, Wong was knifed to death in his bedroom.