Thursday June 21, 2012
Elderly duo brutally killed
By M. KUMAR
SERDANG: A mechanic, who is believed to be mentally unstable, has been arrested for brutally murdering his elderly uncle and aunt at their house in Seri Kembangan.
The killings took place shortly after 4.30am yesterday when the man was said to have beaten his 70-year-old uncle Lee Yoke Ming with a steel pipe to death before crushing his 68-year-old aunt Lee Kim Lin under a large television set.
The 44-year-old suspect was washing blood off his hands when his parents rushed back home after neighbours alerted them about the attacks.
The neighbours were alarmed when they heard screams and cries for help coming from the house at about 4.45am.
Realising something was wrong, a neighbour quickly called the mechanic's parents, who had left the house only a few minutes earlier to a nearby market to open their fruit stall business.
The parents hurried home only to find blood splattered all over the house and the two lifeless bodies.
They then found their son trying to wash the blood off his hands in the bathroom.
“When I found him, he looked at me and asked me what he should do,” said the man's father, Lee Yoke Nan, 80.
Lee asked him to go to the police.
The man then surrendered to the police, who arrived at the scene shortly after.
Lee said his son had been suffering from a blood clot in his brain since he was involved in a motorcycle accident when he was in his 20s.
“He never got it removed despite doctors advising him to do so as they warned him that it may cause unforeseen side effects.
“For the past few years his mood swings have been often and dramatic,” he said at the scene.
Several neighbours said they had heard arguments between the man and Yoke Ming, who is said to have teased the suspect for being slow-witted.
Serdang OCPD Supt Abdul Razak Elias said the bodies were taken to Serdang Hospital for post-mortem.