Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Parking ticket can kill you

CONSTANT nagging over a parking summons turned into a heated argument and cost  a woman her  life when she was strangled to death by her husband in June last year.

Post-mortem report showed that Yap Kwee Yin, 51, died due to the pressure to her neck after her husband Lee Kim Fook, 52, strangled her with his bare hand at their home in Taman Klasik here between 7am and 10am on June 28.

Lee, who worked as a printer, was yesterday sentenced to 12 years' jail after he pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. He was initially charged with murdering his wife, who worked at a Chinese traditional medicine shop here.

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