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The trial of the police officer accused of the Kovan murders will probably take place after March next year as "large number" of exhibits have been sent for DNA analysis.
SINGAPORE: The trial of the police officer accused of the Kovan murders will probably take place after March next year.
Defence lawyers say this is because a large number of court exhibits have been sent for DNA analysis, and given the numbers, the analysis is expected to be completed only in March 2014.
This was made known in a pre-trial conference at the High Court on Tuesday.
Thirty-four-year-old Iskandar Rahmat was charged on July 15 with the murders of 66-year-old car workshop owner Tan Boon Sin and his 42-year-old son, Tan Chee Heong.
The alleged murders took place on July 10 at the Tans' Hillside Drive residence.
The elder Tan's body was found at home, while his son was dragged under a car for one kilometre from the house before being dislodged outside Kovan MRT station.
Iskandar has been assessed to be of sound mind and fit to plead.
A date has been set in the High Court on January 21 next year for another pre-trial conference.
If convicted, Iskandar faces the death penalty.