Tuesday September 25, 2012
Baby sitter’s murder case postponed pending reports
BATU PAHAT: The case involving a baby sitter charged with the murder of a four-month-old baby girl under her care has been postponed to Oct 29 for mention.
Magistrate Amelia Marsita Hamdan fixed the date pending the post-mortem and DNA reports.
Tan Siew Bee, 42, has been accused of killing Lim Xin Yao between 1.30pm on May 29, 2012 and 7.10pm on May 31, 2012 at a house in Jalan Panti, Taman Bandar here.
The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, provides for a mandatory death sentence.
Tan was first charged at the Batu Pahat Hospital where she was treated for a broken leg on June 13.
Prior to that, Tan claimed that she had left Xin Yao alone in her car at Tasik Y area at 4.30am on May 30 to put up employment notices on a lamp-post 5m away.
She also claimed that three men had pulled her into a car before driving her to Batu Pahat stadium, about 1km away.
The single mother told investigators that she slipped and fell unconscious while trying to escape her captors. The baby’s body was found by joggers the next day.