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Thursday October 31, 2013 MYT 12:03:00 PM
Thursday October 31, 2013 MYT 4:16:02 PM
by nurbaiti hamdan
The 23-year-old suspect Poon Wai Hong.
PETALING JAYA: The 23-year-old male friend of cosplay fan Ng Yuk Tim, 15, has been charged with her murder at a Magistrate's Court here Thursday.
The suspect, Poon Wai Hong was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Phoon, who was wearing a white T-shirt, did not react when the charge was read out to him.
He was accused of murdering the 15-year-old girl at a house at Kampung Cempaka in Kelana Jaya between 3pm and 4pm on Oct 21.
No plea was recorded and no bail was granted.
Magistrate K B Elena Hong Tze Lan fixed Dec 6 for mention.
On Oct 22, the suspect confessed to Selangor Community Policing founder Kuan Chee Hong that he had attempted to rape 15-year-old Yuk Tim in his house and had hit her in the head with a dumbbell after she resisted, killing her on the spot.
Yuk Tim was believed to have gone to the suspect's house the previous day to get help with some cosplay costumes.
The suspect initially claimed that he had dropped her off at the Kelana Jaya LRT station at about 3.30pm the same day.
After he confessed and was handed over to the Petaling Jaya police, he led them to a body, believed to be that of Yuk Tim, which was stuffed in a suitcase near Kota Kemuning in Shah Alam around 8.30pm on Tuesday.
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