Man charged with murder of wife; friend says woman was pregnant, Latest Singapore News


She was awoken by a scream at round 7am on Tuesday (Jan 11), however didn’t suppose a lot of it and went again to mattress.

The housewife, who needed to be identified solely as Ms Vivian, solely realised one thing was incorrect an hour later when she seen police vehicles downstairs whereas sending her daughter to pre-school.

She later discovered {that a} neighbour had been arrested after allegedly killing his spouse.

On Wednesday (Jan 12), Chow Kwok-Hun David Brian, 33, was charged with murder by a discipline Justice of the Peace at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

He is claimed to have killed his spouse, Isabel Elizabeth Francis, 30, at a residential unit alongside Ang Mo Kio Street 23.

Offenders convicted of murder can both face the loss of life penalty or be jailed for all times and caned.

In a press release on Tuesday night time, the police stated they had been alerted to a stabbing case on the flat at about 7.35am that day.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered the woman mendacity immobile within the unit. She was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Chow was taken to hospital with accidents.

Speaking to The Straits Times on Wednesday (Jan 12), Ms Vivian, stated: “I solely knew one thing was incorrect once I despatched my daughter to pre-school at 8am and noticed the police vehicles downstairs.

“A section of the second storey was also cordoned off.”

A component-time scholar at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), who declined to be named, stated she had met Ms Francis in January final yr once they began the Juris Doctor graduate legislation diploma course collectively.

“It seemed like she was at a good place in life, she was married and last year she got her place renovated and moved in,” she stated.

“She advised me she was pregnant about two weeks again and must be anticipating across the center of the yr. I was tremendous blissful for her.

“I know her as a very eloquent person, she’s always on the ball and well-prepared for classes – just a promising student.”

She added that Ms Francis landed a job in advertising final yr.

According to Ms Francis’ LinkedIn profile, she began a full-time job at Deliveroo as an assistant supervisor in model campaigns and partnerships final October.

A test of the Registry of Marriages data confirmed the couple acquired married in 2019. According to Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority data, Chow is the director and chief govt of safety coaching centre KnowledgeTree Training Centre, in addition to the director of EvolveTec, which gives bodily and cyber safety providers.

When The Straits Times visited the flat on Wednesday, bloodstains and bloodied footprints had been nonetheless evident on the ground outdoors.

At round 11am, two males got here to take pictures however declined to remark.

Some residents stated the Ang Mo Kio Court Build-To-Order undertaking was prepared in late 2020, and plenty of moved in final yr.

Ms Vivian, who lives in a flat above the second-storey unit, stated she moved in final March and didn’t know the neighbours effectively.

“I’m still in shock, the scream is still ringing in my head.”

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