SINGAPORE – A 43-year-old woman who assaulted her live-in boyfriend and stomped him to death after a quarrel was on Thursday (March 16) sentenced to 5½ years’ jail for culpable homicide.
Sukanya Praphuttha, a Thai national who is a permanent resident here, pleaded guilty to killing 55-year-old handyman Lee Yang Boo by using her right foot to stomp the left side of his head at their North Bridge Road flat.
The High Court heard that sometime during the assault in the early hours of March 1, 2015, a neighbour heard the Singaporean man – who was 10kg lighter than his girlfriend – shouting “don’t beat me” and “stop beating me”.
Praphuttha and Mr Lee had lived together at the rented flat for seven years and had a tumultous relationship,…
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