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Woman charged with murder of 8-year-old girl in Geylang

SINGAPORE: A woman was charged on Thursday (Aug 12) with the murder of an eight-year-old girl.

The 35-year-old woman, whose name was redacted in court documents, allegedly committed the murder in Geylang Lorong 31. Her relationship with the victim was not apparent in the redacted charge sheet. 

The police said on Tuesday they had arrested a woman, aged 35, at a residential unit in Geylang Lorong 31 for her suspected involvement in the death of her eight-year-old daughter. 

The girl had been found lying motionless with multiple wounds. She was unconscious when taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the police said. 

The woman was charged via video conference while she was at a medical facility in prison, a spokesperson from the State Courts said, adding that she has been remanded for psychiatric observation in Changi Prison Complex.

Her case is expected to be heard next on Sep 2. 

If convicted of murder, she faces the death penalty. 

Source: CNA/ja(ac)

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