When a lovers' spat gets out of control, passion and anger can form a very deadly mixture as recent events have shown.
On Sunday (March 13), a 68-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his wife at their Compassvale Flat. A day later, on Monday (March 14), an odd-job labourer was sentenced to 9 1/2 years' jail and three strokes of the cane for killing his Vietnamese girlfriend during a drug-fuelled argument on Nov 20, 2014.
Here are six other recent incidents of couples killing one another in Singapore:
- YUAN CHING ROAD DOUBLE DEATH
- HEADLESS BODY IN WHAMPOA RIVER
- YISHUN TRIPLE MURDER
- ARGUMENT LEADS TO STRANGLING IN CHOA CHU KANG
- SENJA ROAD MURDER
- TEMPESTUOUS AFFAIR ENDS IN YISHUN MURDER-SUICIDE
3 murders in 5 days
In the wee hours of Monday morning, Mr Gordon Yeo Han Tiong, 33, was pronounced dead, after being found with stab wounds on his upper body and face in his flat.
His 26-year-old wife was arrested.
In the following days, two more murders occurred, in Toa Payoh and Ang Mo Kio.
Tampines murder neighbour says: "Who would have thought it was blood"
The blood trail, in Blk 505 Tampines Central 1, left by the fleeing suspect. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
At about midnight on Wednesday, a loud quarrel broke out on the ninth floor of Block 505, Tampines Central 1, where an injured man had run to after allegedly killing a female housemate in the opposite block, Block 503.
Madam Lim Ai Lee, who lives on the eighth floor, said that she heard at least four different voices arguing loudly in heavily-accented Mandarin.
"They were talking very quickly and it was just tense," added the 41-year-old teacher, who could not make out what they were arguing about.
related: Woman murdered in Tampines flat; 37-year-old man arrested
China national arrested over death of girlfriend in early morning drama in Tampines
A woman was found dead in a rental flat at Tampines Central early on Wednesday (Dec 17) morning
A man was arrested after allegedly killing his girlfriend in their rented flat in Tampines Central early Wednesday (Dec 17) morning.
The 37-year-old Chinese national fled from the unit they shared with other tenants from China but police spotted him at the next block, just 10 metres away.
Residents said the Singapore Civil Defence Force deployed an airbag in case the suspect, who was bleeding profusely, fell.
related: Woman in Tampines flat murdered
Woman found dead in Tampines, suspect arrested
Police at the scene in Tampines. Photo: Leong Wai Kit/Channel NewsAsia
A 37-year-old man was arrested early today (Dec 17) for the suspected murder of a woman at Tampines Central 1.
Channel NewsAsia reported that the man and the dead woman–both Chinese nationals–are a couple but it is unclear if they are married to each other. The two are believed to have rented a unit with other tenants on the seventh floor of Block 503.
Police said they received a call at about 11.43pm on Tuesday. They arrived to find the woman lying motionless in the unit. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at about 12.10am.
She never got to see our ailing dad: Sister of woman murdered in AMK
Ms Tran Cam Ny (right)
She had plans to return home to Vietnam to visit her parents, especially her ailing father.
But she never got to see them.
Ms Tran Cam Ny, 32, was found dead in a two-room rental flat at Block 406 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 last Thursday.
related: 30-year-old woman found murdered at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Ang Mo Kio murder case: Family of Vietnamese woman to arrive here on Tuesday
Tran Cam Ny 32 was found dead in a two-room unit at Ang Mo Kio Ave 10.-- PHOTO: WANBAO
The sister of a Vietnamese national who was found dead last week in an Ang Mo Kio flat is expected to arrive in Singapore from Vietnam on Tuesday to collect her body.
Ms Dinah, who works in Malaysia, told Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao that she would be going back to Vietnam to bring their mother here.
"We wanted to go to Singapore sooner, but we can only arrive on Tuesday," she said.
Man charged with murdering Vietnamese woman in Ang Mo Kio flat could be her husband
They were likely husband and wife, but he now stands suspected of her murder.
The 30-year-old Vietnamese woman found dead in an Ang Mo Kio flat on Thursday and the 40-year-old Singaporean arrested for allegedly killing her are assumed by the police to be married, said Embassy of Vietnam Singapore's second secretary, Mr Huan Nguyen Cong.
Speaking to The Straits Times yesterday, Mr Cong said the police contacted the embassy on Thursday night, but revealed scant information beyond the victim's nationality, the whereabouts of her immediate family members, and her relationship with her accused murderer.
Ang Mo Kio double death: Woman killed mum and took her own life, says coroner
A police investigator at the kitchen window of the sixth-floor unit at Block 105 in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 where the dismembered body of Andrea Tay Su Lin was found at the foot of the same block on the morning of June 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN
A woman killed her 75-year-old mother and then took her own life by leaping from her sixth-floor kitchen window in Ang Mo Kio, a coroner said on Wednesday.
Delivering his findings, State Coroner Marvin Bay said sales promoter Andrea Tay Su Lin, 51, attacked Madam Rosaline Lim, a cleaner, with a knife and chopper in the living room of their flat at Block 105 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 on June 4 this year.
Based on evidence from various witnesses, especially Tay's 17-year-old daughter, Germaine, Mr Bay said it is strongly believed that Tay inflicted extensive injuries on her mother leading to her death.
Two women found dead at Ang Mo Kio HDB block, one with multiple stab wounds
Police officers found the body of the mother, who is in her 70s, in a unit on the sixth floor of the block. The body of the younger woman, believed to be in her 50s, was located at the foot of the block
Two women, believed to be a mother and her daughter, were found dead on Wednesday morning at a HDB block in Ang Mo Kio
Police received a call on 4 June 2014 at about 4.43am, requesting for assistance at Blk 105 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4.
Upon Police’s arrival, a 75-year-old woman was found lying motionless in a unit of the said block.
Man, 80, charged with murder of daughter-in-law
LEFT: Char Chin Fah is said to have caused Madam Ong Guat Leng's death between 9am and 10.04am on Thursday, at her home in Block 440, Tampines Street 43. RIGHT: The man believed to be Madam Ong's husband, Mr Char Yeng Kong
Char Chin Fah is said to have caused Madam Ong Guat Leng's death between 9am and 10.04am on Thursday, at her home in Block 440, Tampines Street 43.
An 80-year-old man was yesterday arrested in connection with the murder of his daughter-in-law.
He is believed to be the oldest murder suspect in Singapore's recent history.
The victim, 54-year-old housewife Ong Guat Leng, was discovered by her daughter in a pool of blood at her Tampines flat at about 10am yesterday.
Two Malaysians charged with Pearls Centre murder
Sunder Rangasamy, 27, and Thiagu Muniandy, 23, allegedly killed Mr S. Krisnan Value, 47, between 12.37am and 1.13am on Sunday. They are believed to have committed the offence with two unknown men
Two men will be charged for the murder of a man whose body was found at an abandoned car park at Pearls Centre on Sunday afternoon.
The suspects, aged 23 and 27, will be charged in court tomorrow at 9am for murder with common intention, said the police in a statement.
According to reports, police were at the crime scene for over nine hours yesterday, after receiving a report about the body at 1.16pm.
Police arrest another 2 men in connection with Pandan Loop murder
(Inset) Indian national Thiruppathi Veerapperumal was the first to be charged with the murder of a 26-year-old technician at Pandan Loop. Two more suspects have been arrested, police said on Friday
Police have arrested another two men, aged 27 and 28, in connection with the death of a 26-year-old male Indian National at Pandan Loop on August 23, 2014.
According to a police statement, the two suspects will be charged in Court on August 30 for the offence of Murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.
The victim, Mr Suresh Kumar, was found dead at an industrial estate there on Saturday night. He was an employee of Poly NDT, which does testing and inspections of parts such as ship hulls, reported The Straits Times.
Pakistani murder suspects & victim shared a room
One of the two suspects in the legless body murder case in a police van
They came to Singapore from the same Pakistani village last month to sell tissue paper.
But an alleged falling out between the three men, presumably over earnings, ended with the death of one of them earlier this week. His legless body was found stuffed in a suitcase at Syed Alwi Road on Wednesday.
Police officers arrested the two other Pakistanis, aged 43 and 25, at Rowell Road in Little India the next day.
Choa Chu Kang murder: Victim's husband charged
A chinese national was charged in court Friday with the murder of his 41-year-old wife, Madam Liu Bijiao.
Hu Zi Qing was arrested on Thursday morning after Madam Liu - who was also from China - was found dead in their Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat earlier at about 4am.
He was at the crime scene and did not resist arrest when the police turned up at the unit Friday.
Singaporean mother charged with killing autistic 7-year-old son
A Singaporean woman was charged Monday with the murder of her autistic seven-year-old son who was found at the foot of their high-rise public housing apartment block, officials and the local media said
Police said 42-year-old Koh Sook Hoon appeared in court to be charged with the offence that is punishable by death.
The Straits Times newspaper said she was remanded for psychiatric treatment.
The newspaper and other local media said the boy was found dead at the foot of a residential block in an eastern suburb on Saturday afternoon, with injuries consistent with falling.
Myanmar maid charged with murder of 85-year-old
Police officers at the carpark of Springdale Condominium on Tuesday, when the body of Madam Yong Wan Lan was found in her eighth-floor unit
A maid from Myanmar was charged on Wednesday with the murder of an 85-year-old Singaporean woman.
Than Than Win, 24, is accused of killing Madam Yong Wan Lan some time between 4.05pm and 5.23pm on Tuesday.
That day, police received a call at 5.23pm for assistance at Springdale Condominium in Hindhede Walk, off Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Maid in socialite's murder case may be 18, not 23
The Indonesian maid accused of murdering her employer may be younger than her reported age of 23 - she is thought to be 18 years old instead.
Dewi Sukowati's lawyer told The Straits Times after a district court hearing yesterday that she may be younger than her reported age of 23.
Indonesian news portal Aktual.co suggested in a report last month that her age might have been falsified. Indonesian MP Imam Suroso, who deals with manpower issues, and other officials visited Dewi's family and found that she may have been born on Aug 5, 1995 - making her 18 - instead of Aug 5, 1990 as stated on her passport.
Indonesian maid charged with murder of 16-year-old girl in Tampines flat
The charge was read to her before a field magistrate on Friday afternoon at the Institute of Mental Health, where she had been sent for psychiatric evaluation
Screams were heard at around noon at an HDB flat in Tampines yesterday, and when police arrived, a teenager was found dead in her bedroom.
She had been stabbed in her torso with a knife. The suspect? Her family's maid.
The unnamed victim, 16, was one of two children living with their parents in a five-room flat in Block 856B, Tampines Street 82.