01 Dec '17, 6am

Why the couple who tortured intellectually disabled woman to death wasn’t charged with murder https://t.co/4UHjz7e9yT

Why the couple who tortured intellectually disabled woman to death wasn’t charged with murder https://t.co/4UHjz7e9yT

A couple who tortured an intellectually disabled woman to death after eight months of abuse has been sentenced to jail. Tan Hui Zhen, 33, was jailed 16 years and six months. Her husband Pua Hak Chuan, 38, was jailed 14 years and given 14 strokes of the cane. The sentence was meted out on Friday, Dec. 1. Advertisement Accused of murder initially The deceased, Annie Ee Yu Lian, 26, died in the couple’s flat in Woodlands on April 13, 2015. Justice Hoo Sheau Peng described the unrelenting abuse by the couple as cruel and appalling when meting out the sentence in High Court. Tan pleaded guilty to four charges of causing grievous hurt and causing grievous hurt with a weapon, while Pua admitted to three similar charges. Eighteen other charges were taken into consideration against the couple who tortured Ee, a restaurant waitress and the couple’s flatmate, from August 2014 to Apri...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/12/annie-ee-yu-lian-killers/

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