Thursday, November 11, 2010

One more Caught & Charged..DTE killing.

Fifth youth charged with Downtown East murder
By Shaffiq Alkhatib / Wayne Chan
Posted: 10 November 2010 1600 hrs

4th Downtown East murder suspect still hospitalised

Police arrest four suspects over Downtown East murder

Four men charged with murder of 19-year-old

A fifth person has been charged with the recent Downtown East murder.
Sixteen-year-old student Louis Tong Qing Yao is accused of being part of an unlawful assembly that attacked and killed 19-year-old Republic Polytechnic student Darren Ng Wei Jie between 5.30pm and 6pm on October 30.
Darren, who was reportedly hacked with choppers, died in Changi General Hospital about five hours later. Tong, and the three others charged earlier, will be back in court on 16 November.
Tong also faces at least three other charges of acting on behalf of an unlicensed moneylender.Tong and three other alleged accomplices including full-time national serviceman Chen Wei Zhen and private student Ho Wui Ming will be back in court on Tuesday. The court heard on Wednesday that another of their alleged accomplices, 18-year-old Edward Tay Wei Loong, is still in hospital.The unemployed teenager was warded after hurting his head while trying to get away from the police and is now in a secure ward and no visitors, including his parents, are allowed.

Tay is represented by lawyers Subhas Anandan and Sunil Sudheesan from KhattarWong law firm. Mr Sudheesan asked the court if the prosecution could assist in allowing Tay's parents to visit their son.District Judge Lim Tse Haw said Tay's parents can make a request to the Investigating Officer handling the case.Tay's case will be mentioned again in court on November 24.
If convicted of murder, the five young men will face the death penalty.

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