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Friday August 23, 2013 MYT 8:44:00 AM
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A full-time national serviceman who knifed four women in 2010, killing a mother of two, was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Soh Wee Kian, 23, stood expressionless in the dock as he heard his sentence yesterday.
Prosecutors had asked for a life term for Soh, who loitered around housing estates with a knife in his pocket, trailing women with long hair and in short skirts.
As he followed them, he fantasised about stabbing them in the back, kissing them and touching their breasts.
Soh’s defence lawyers did not oppose the prosecution’s request for a life sentence. They asked the court not to impose caning.
On Tuesday, Soh pleaded guilty to culpable homicide for the fatal stabbing of 32-year-old Hoe Hong Lin in Woodlands.
He also pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt with a weapon for stabbing How Poh Ling, 28, in Sembawang.
Two charges for slashing two other women were taken into consideration. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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