SINGAPORE — The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) applied on Friday (5 February) for a discharge not amounting to an acquittal of a murder charge against the mother of a two-year-old girl whose remains were found in a flat at Chin Swee Road in September 2019.
The lawyer for the woman objected to the application and sought a discharge amounting to an acquittal instead, the AGC said in statement.
The matter has been adjourned to 2 March, with the lawyer indicating that he will be making representations on this issue in the interim.
A discharge not amounting to an acquittal means an individual may be prosecuted for the same offence in the future.
The AGC will be proceeding on a murder charge against the father of the girl.
The man faces 13 other charges while the woman faces 12 charges.
They each faces one charge for wilfully neglecting to provide the deceased with medical aid, three charges for abusing three of his children (including the deceased) over nine to 12 months, one charge for perverting the course of justice by disposing of and concealing the deceased’s body, and four charges for wilfully neglecting four of his children by leaving them without adult supervision, adequate food or water over two days.
The man faces one charge for providing false information to a public servant as regards the deceased’s whereabouts while his wife faces three charges of the same offence.
In addition, the man faces one charge for repeat drug consumption, one charge for rioting, and one charge for failing to return to an approved institution.
The AGC reiterated that a gag order is in place preventing the publication of any information that may lead to the identification of the deceased or the accused.
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