Singapore: Schizophrenia patient jailed for 15 years after killing father

Singapore: Schizophrenia patient jailed for 15 years after killing father

Ibtimes·2018-02-23 10:20

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to more than 15 years of imprisonment on Thursday after he was found guilty of beating his adoptive parents leading to the death of his father and abusing girlfriend on a savage rampage on New Year Eve in 2015.

The accused named Su Caizhi was adopted by his parents when he was five. According to his medical history even though Su is a patient of schizophrenia, he often behaves carelessly about his medication.

During the court hearing, Justice Kannan Ramesh heard that unprovoked Su had assaulted his father Pang Tee Lin, 72 who was unarmed during the incident.

The High Court judge said that the point must be registered with Su that his recalcitrance in failing to adhere to his medication played a significant part in the demise of the deceased and was a material factor in the length of the sentence.

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