19-year-old Singaporean accused of murdering father remanded for psychiatric assessment

The 19-year-old who was charged with the murder of his father in Yishun has been remanded for psychiatric assessment.

The court today granted the prosecutor’s request that he be remanded for three weeks after noting that the police have updated their preliminary investigation findings. 

The suspect, Sylesnar Seah Jie Kai, appeared in court virtually on video. He was charged last week with the murder of his father, 47-year-old Eddie Seah Wee Teck, who was found dead in a stairwell of Block 653, Yishun Avenue 4 on Oct. 10. Neither the cause of death nor possible motive for the killing has been disclosed.

It was revealed that Seah was granted access to see his family on Monday. 

The court on Thursday rejected defense lawyer Sunil Sudheesan’s request to meet with the teen as the investigations are still in the “infancy stage” but ordered that Seah should be made aware of his legal rights immediately.

Seah is expected to return to court on Nov. 9. 

If found guilty of murder, Seah could be sentenced to death.

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