The 53-year-old operator of a brothel, Chan Lie Sian, who killed a pimp after suspecting the man to have stolen S$6,500 from him, has been sentenced yesterday (May 31), to hang.
The murder took place in Jan 14, 2014, at a brothel at Lorong 18 Geylang, between 11am and 2pm, reports Lianhe Wanbao via Lianhe Zaobao.
The judge, arriving at the verdict, pointed out that the suspect’s actions were brutal and without mercy, having at least struck the victim, William Tiah’s head nine times with a dumbbell rod.
Chan had woken up to find S$6,500 missing from the pockets of his trousers and was insistent that the victim was behind the theft.
He then hit the victim’s head with a dumbbell rod at least nine times, causing the victim to be hospitalised.