Saturday June 30, 2012
Mechanic charged with killing kin
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
PETALING JAYA: A mechanic was charged in a magistrate’s court here with two counts of murdering his elderly uncle and aunt in Seri Kembangan.
A handcuffed Lee Chee Choy, 44, was brought to the court at 10.55am yesterday accompanied by his parents and family members.
He appeared calm when the charge was read to him in Bahasa Malaysia before magistrate Surya Wati Shawal.
Lee is accused of killing his uncle Lee Yoke Mun, 73, inside a house at 1171, Jalan SK 8/6, Seri Kembangan between 6.15am and 6.30am last Wednesday.
He also faces a second charge of murdering his aunt Lee Kam Lin, 59, at the same time and place.
The offence under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries a mandatory death sentence, if convicted.
No plea was recorded and Lee was unrepresented.
Surya Wati granted Deputy Public Prosecutor Nur Aifaa Che Abdullah’s application and ordered Lee to be sent to Hospital Bahagia in Tanjung Rambutan, Perak, for a medical evaluation.
The court fixed July 27 for mention pending the report.