Man charged with attempting to murder mom with poisoned soup

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A 30-year-old unemployed man who was arrested last month for attempting to poison his 60-year-old mother by adding rat poison to her soup has been formally charged with her attempted murder.

Ng Tsz-kong was arrested on May 26 after police received a report from his mother, Chow Suk-yee.

Local media reported that Ng served the soup to his mother in Tin Shui Wai on May 16, and that she became suspicious after noticing the soup smelt odd and that there were some unknown objects in the bowl.

She was taken to hospital two days later, and a police report was filed on May 25.

According to Headline Daily, the case has been adjourned until July 24, where the results of a toxicology test will be revealed.

The outlet also reported that in the same court appearance, Ng had pleaded guilty to “allowing an object to fall from a height.”

This concerns an incident on December 6 when he threw various objects — including a rice cooker, a telephone, a pot, and a bag of clothes — outside the window of his 30th floor apartment in Tin Shui Wai.

Although no one was injured in the incident, the principal magistrate criticized the defendant for not taking into account the safety of others.

For that incident, he was sentenced to four weeks in prison, and was reminded to seek psychiatric counseling following his release from prison.

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