Indonesian domestic helper Maryani Usman Utar caused the death of 1-year-old Richelle Teo Yan Jia at a flat in Block 225 Simei Street 4.
The tragedy took place on May 8, 2016, which was Mother's Day, between 2am and 7.36am.
The 25-yr-old pleaded guilty to causing the death of the toddler in her care and was convicted in the High Court yesterday (Nov 22) and jailed for 7 years.
Tragic Mothers’ Day for family
It was a sad Mothers’ Day for one mother living in Simei. Chinese newspaper Wanbao reported that a baby girl, who celebrated her one-year-old birthday just five days before, had died under mysterious circumstances with deep bruise marks around her neck. The family believes that the baby must have been strangled or suffocated to death.
The tragedy happened yesterday (8 May) at about 9.20 pm in a 6th floor unit in Block 225 Simei Street 4. The suspect in the death of the child is the family’s 30-year-old foreign domestic worker. The maid is from Indonesia and her name is Maryani Bte Usman Utar.
The maid was missing when the gruesome death of the baby was discovered, and had remained uncontactable since. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Department arrested her this afternoon in the Marina Bay area.
Maid charged with toddler's death
An Indonesian maid was charged in a district court yesterday with killing her employer's yr-old daughter.
Maryani Usman Utar, 30, was charged with one count of culpable homicide not amounting to murder for causing the death of Richelle Teo. Between 2 and 07.35am on Sunday,
Maryani allegedly punched Richelle's neck and strangled her until she stopped crying, court papers said.
Maid charged with causing toddler’s death
An Indonesian maid has been charged over the death of a toddler in her care.
Maryani Usman Utar, 30, had allegedly caused the death of one-year-old Richelle Teo Yan Jia “by punching her on her neck and gripping her neck tightly with all your strength until she stopped crying, with the knowledge that such acts were likely to cause her death”.
She was charged with committing culpable homicide not amounting to murder, with the knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but not with the intention to cause death or injury likely to cause death.
Family's maid charged over toddler's death
An Indonesian maid allegedly caused the death of a toddler in her care by punching and gripping the baby's neck.
Yesterday, Maryani Usman Utar, 30, was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, an offence punishable with up to 10 yrs' jail and a fine.
She allegedly caused the death of one-year-old Richelle Teo Yan Jia between 2am and 07.36am at a flat in Block 225, Simei Street 4, on Mother's Day on Sunday.
Indonesian maid charged for allegedly strangling toddler to death
An Indonesian maid was charged on Tuesday (May 10) with culpable homicide not amounting to murder over the death of her employer’s one-yr-old daughter.
Maryani Usman Utar, 30, allegedly strangled the crying toddler to death on Sunday, between 2am and 07.36am in the family’s flat at Block 225 Simei Street 4.
The charge sheet stated the woman had punched the child’s neck and strangled her “with all your strength until she stopped crying” and “with the knowledge that such acts were likely to cause her death”.
Baby found dead in Simei flat, maid assisting in investigations
An Indonesian maid was charged on Tuesday (May 10) with culpable homicide not amounting to murder over the death of an one-yr-old toddler under her care.
ChannelNewsAsia reported that Maryani Usman Utar, 30, allegedly strangled her employer's child to death on May 8, some time between 2am and 07.36am in their flat at Block 225, Simei Street 4.
According to the charge sheet in court, the woman allegedly caused the toddler's death by "punching her on her neck and gripping her neck tightly with all (her) strength until she stopped crying, with the knowledge that such acts were likely to cause her death".
Woman dead, husband injured in incident at Telok Kurau; Indonesian maid arrested
A 23-yr-old Indonesian maid was arrested on Tue night (Jun 7) after she allegedly stabbed the couple who employed her, killing a woman and leaving her husband requiring surgery for his wounds.
Neighbours said they heard little until the peace of a private estate in Telok Kurau was shattered by ambulances and police cars arriving at the 3-storey semi-detached house at 50C, Lorong H, where the alleged stabbings took place after 8pm.
The man who was stabbed - believed to be Mr Ong Kian Soon, 57 - was eventually taken to Changi General Hospital (CGH).
Maid arrested after Telok Kurau woman is killed in bathroom
3 men on motorbikes were riding past a semi-detached house in Telok Kurau last night when they heard shouts for help.
They parked their motorbikes in front of the house and saw a man struggling with a woman in the front porch.
The gate was open and the man told them to grab hold of the woman. Two of them went to help him while the third called the police.
Past cases of maid violence:
- May 31, 2016 - Indonesian maid Dewi Sukowati, 20, was sentenced to 18 years' jail
- Dec 10, 2015 - Indonesian maid Yati, 24, was sentenced to 10 years' jail
- Jul 27, 2015 - Myanmar maid Than Than Win, 25, was sentenced to 13 years' jail
- May 25, 2015 - Indonesian maid Tuti Aeliyah, 30, was sentenced to 12 years' jail
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