Beat 48-year-old girlfriend to death, youth sentenced to seven years, Saturday August 16, 2008 Hong Kong
Aug 18 2008, 10:43 AM
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Caption: Female security guard was beaten to death by her younger boyfriend, her body is sent to the mortuary.
Beat 48-year-old girlfriend to death, youth sentenced to seven years
A 48-year-old female security guard developed a love relationship with a man 20 years younger. She was killed by her boyfriend and her hair was cut down by him for reminiscence. Victim's son thought mom was drunk passing out in the room to rest, but only to discover his mom's body in room 3 days later. The 28-year-old Chan Yat-Wah was originally charged for murder but charge was changed to manslaughter during trial, and was sentenced to 7 years by the High Court yesterday.
Argued that it was non-deliberate killing of his girlfriend
The defence counsel pointed out that the defendant was not intended to impose serious harm to the deceased. He repeatedly called the deceased's cell phone and home phone after he left the apartment, and immediately turned himself in to the police after learning the news of her death. He also refers to the defendant was influenced by alcohol to a certain extent, and the crime was not premeditated. The deceased face and skull had no structural damage, so the defendent did not attack the deceased with a serious blow.
High Court Judge Shiu Tak-Wei believes that the defendent attacked the deceased with cruelty causing the death of an innocent person. Although the judge accepted the defendant's reason of intoxication when committing the crime, but it must not become the excuse for murder, the defendant was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 7 years, considering the defendent had no criminal record and history of violence, in addition to admitting manslaughter during Pre-trial review.
Murder victim was found after 3 days
According to the case, defendent and victim Chung Mui-Fong work as security guards at Ma On Shan estate, and they soon develop a love relationship. Last year on the afternoon of September 8th, the two had a dispute when they were drinking beer at the victim's apartment; The victim was cross hitting the defendent with an umbrella, and the defendant punched the victim's eye corner as counterattack and left the apartment afterward. The defendant returned after two hours hoping to resolve the dispute with the victim, but the two continued with verbal fight. The defendant couldn't control his temper and punched the victim to the ground, kicking her face and head causing her nose to bleed who then lost consciousness. The defendant left the apartment after dragging the victim into the bedroom. The victim's son returned home hearing snoring in his mother's room thinking she was sleeping, but only to realize her mom was dead after 3 days later.
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