Man to be charged with attempted murder; allegedly pressed pillow over woman’s face

SINGAPORE: A 34-year-old man will be charged on Wednesday (Jan 24) for allegedly attempting to murder a 77-year-old woman in Serangoon.

The police said on Tuesday that they were alerted to a case of assault at a residential unit along Serangoon Central.

Preliminary investigations showed that on Jan 16, the man allegedly pressed a pillow over the woman’s face while she was sleeping, with the intention to kill her. The man was subsequently arrested by the police.

“Both parties are known to each other,” the police added. CNA understands that the man is the woman’s son.

Those convicted of attempted murder where hurt is caused to any person by such act can be jailed for life and caned, or jailed for up to 20 years and fined or caned, or both.

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