Singaporean father charged with murder for pregnant wife's death

Singaporean father charged with murder for pregnant wife's death

A 41-year-old local man allegedly murdered his 39-year old wife, who was pregnant at the time, and their 4-year-old daughter.

Teo Ghim Heng, was charged on 30 Jan for the murder of his pregnant wife, Choong Pei Shan. As for the case regarding his daughter, it is still ongoing, as reported by The Straits Times.

Singaporean father charged with murder for pregnant wife's death

Image Source: The Straits Times via Shin Min Daily

Both Choong and her child were discovered on 28 Jan in a bedroom of their Woodlands flat. It is believed that during the first reports released, authorities were unaware that Choong, was in fact, six months pregnant when she was murdered.

Authorities believe that both individuals were deceased for over a week prior to when they were found in the bedroom of their HDB flat. The case will be revisited on 6 Feb.

Teo’s marriage to Choong is said to be his second marriage and the couple were wed back in 2009.

Where can I get help?

Domestic abuse is not okay, and you need to protect yourself and your family. Do not be afraid to reach out and let someone know.  If you or someone you know, are the victim of domestic abuse, seek help immediately - especially if there are children involved.

There are helplines with trained individuals dedicated to protecting you from domestic abuse.

Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE): 1800-774-5935 or email [email protected].

Star Shelter: 65710192 or email: [email protected]

Centre for PAVe: 6555 0390 or email: [email protected]

Source: The Straits Times

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Sonia Pasupathy

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