Coffeeshop assistant charged for Hougang murder

Coffeeshop assistant charged for Hougang murder

Khor Tzoong Meng faces the death penalty if convicted.

file photo handcuffs
(File photo: Reuters)

SINGAPORE: A 50-year-old Coffeeshop assistant, Khor Tzoong Meng, was charged with murder on Friday (Feb 26).

On Thursday morning, 38-year-old Ang Kim Keat was found injured at Blk 23, Hougang Avenue 3. Mr Ang was pronounced dead at Tan Tock Seng Hospital at 3.28am. Khor was arrested in relation to the case at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 later on Thursday.

Lawyers Josephus Tan and Tan Jin Song are representing Khor pro bono.

Khor, the youngest of four siblings, has been remanded for a week to assist in further investigations. His case will be mentioned again on Mar 4.

He faces the death penalty for the offence of Murder under Section 302(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

Source: CNA/av