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Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby iNotLabbit » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:22 pm

Is it difficult to seek professional help for autistic children in S'pore? Very sad case.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/ ... ted-murder

SINGAPORE - The family's next-door neighbour, who wanted to be known only as Mr Tan, 61, told The Sunday Times that the boy was autistic and had lived there for more than five years with his parents, grandmother and 12-year-old brother. He said the family was close-knit and "very private".

Get the full story from The Straits Times.

Police statement:
WOMAN TO BE CHARGED FOR MURDER

On 13 September 2014 at about 1.02pm, Police had responded to a call for assistance along Tampines Ave 4. Upon Police's arrival, a seven-year-old boy was found lying motionless at the foot of a block at the said location. The boy was pronounced dead by paramedics at scene.

Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman in connection with the case.

The suspect will be charged in Court on 15 September 2014 for the offence of Murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby phtthp » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Both mother and son are pitiful.
Poor mother, poor son

The mother must have been driven up to the wall, gone mad.
Think she lack emotional support

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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby jetsetter » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:24 pm

yeah, labbit...very sad case indeed.

another one bites the dust...RIP

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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby Mawar » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:27 pm

phtthp wrote:Both mother and son are pitiful.
Poor mother, poor son

The mother must have been driven up to the wall, gone mad.
Think she lack emotional support


Agree. So sad. Likely no where to turn, no future worth living for, everything meaningless and bleak.

RIP.

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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby janet88 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:37 pm

phtthp wrote:Both mother and son are pitiful.
Poor mother, poor son

The mother must have been driven up to the wall, gone mad.
Think she lack emotional support

agree...bringing up children is not easy...it's worst if the child has a learning disability and the parent looking after is not receiving sufficient support from the family.

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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby phtthp » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:59 pm

Raising a child with learning disability is financial draining.
need to send the child for this therapy, that therapy.
All these therapy are ex, charged by the hour.

think the mother can't take it anymore.
the burden is too heavy for her to bear, it just snapped.
wonder where is the child's father ?

This incident reminded me of the past Rebecca tragedy
, with her nine year old autistic child.
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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby janet88 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:20 pm

it is time-consuming and expensive to bring the child for therapy...speech therapy, follow up with psychologist and whatever check up referred. even subsidized outpatient treatment is not cheap.
which woman will kill her own child?

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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby iNotLabbit » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:19 am

phtthp wrote:Raising a child with learning disability is financial draining.
need to send the child for this therapy, that therapy.
All these therapy are ex, charged by the hour.

think the mother can't take it anymore.
the burden is too heavy for her to bear, it just snapped.
wonder where is the child's father ?

This incident reminded me of the past Rebecca tragedy
, with her nine year old autistic child.


You mean there was a precedent recently? I googled and found this one below. It was reported that that boy was special needs too.

How do we ensure there's appropriate assistance available for such mothers who desperately need help? Compared the them, my usual complain of dc not studying hard enough seems so trifle.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/woman-charged ... 39084.html

Woman charged with killing nine-year-old son in West Coast

By Chiu Peace | Yahoo! Newsroom – Mon, Jun 3, 2013


A 31-year-old woman was charged in court on Monday with the murder of her nine-year-old son.

Rebecca Loh Chui Lai allegedly caused the death of Gabriel Loh Zhen Jie at Block 704 West Coast Road between 6.08pm and 7.03pm last Saturday.

After appearing at the subordinate courts Monday morning, Loh was remanded to Changi Medical Centre for psychiatric evaluation.

According to The New Paper, the boy had fallen from the kitchen window of a fifth-storey three-room flat that he lived in with his mother and grandmother.

Police said the boy was unconscious when they arrived.

He was subsequently sent to the National University Hospital (NUH) where he succumbed to injuries and died.

The boy is believed to have suffered from jaundice and liver problems.

Channel NewsAsia said the boy also attended a special education school.

Shin Min Daily News reported that the mother had said that she was under tremendous stress and was at her wits’ end.

Loh is set to appear in court again on 24 June.

She faces the death penalty if convicted of murder.

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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby janet88 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:25 am

Children with special needs, having ADHD, Down syndrome, autistic...they need more attention. If the mothers do not have support looking after them, it is easy to go into depression and do something something tragic. Looking after them requires lots of energy and patience.

So sad to read about such cases.

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Re: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder

Postby laughingcat » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:32 am

so so sad. almost cried when I hear this.

the family also has another 12 years old Kor Kor. Wonder if the Kor Kor is taking his PSLE or secondary 1? Either situation, aldo difficult for the Kor Kor as well.

very very sad

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