30 December 2019
Mechanic acquitted of murder charge
Saturday, 30 Dec 2017
GEORGE TOWN: A mechanic charged with causing the death of a woman after a quarrel over garbage disposal three years ago has been freed by the Sessions Court here.
Chow Teik Leong, 56, who was accused of knocking down the victim, was overjoyed when the court acquitted and discharged him.
After thanking his counsel Datuk Ranjit Singh, Chow said he was grateful that his family and friends had been supportive throughout the court proceedings.
“Finally, it has ended. I am very relieved,” said Chow outside the court.
Chow was charged with intentionally causing the death of Lee Seoh Pheng, 47, at a lane near the Taman Desa Intan flats, Jalan Thean Tek, Bandar Baru Ayer Itam, at 12.40am on Nov 21, 2014.
He claimed trial to the offence, which carries a jail term of up to 30 years and a possible fine.
The Sessions Court ruled the defence had successfully raised reasonable doubt.
Sessions judge Datuk Ibrahim Osman said there was no CCTV footage to show how the incident took place.
He added that the accused’s account of what transpired was supported by former Penang Hospital senior consultant forensic pathologist Datuk Dr Bhupinder Singh, who said the injuries on the deceased were injuries of an accident.
“According to SP12 (12th prosecuting witness) who is the investigating officer, the brake marks of the tyres left on the road were only two feet, which indicated that the driver was not speeding to knock into the victim intentionally,” Ibrahim said in his judgment.
He said Chow had told the court that he had dropped by the flat to give money for his child who was sick and warded at the hospital.
The accused had claimed that he saw rubbish thrown on his car when he wanted to leave the area.
He proceeded to remove the refuse and got into an argument with a couple, which was the deceased and her husband, over the rubbish disposal.
Lee’s husband Yeoh Beng Kooi, who was present when the judgment was meted out, said he was not satisfied with the decision.
HUSBAND: A LIFE FOR A LIFE, YOUR LIFE FOR THAT OF MY WIFE’S!
Friday November 28, 2014 MYT 11:54:31 AM
Mechanic in rubbish-dumping argument charged with woman’s death
GEORGE TOWN: A mechanic has been charged in a Sessions Court here with the death of a woman, who was run over and killed after an alleged argument with him over dumping rubbish last week.
Chow Teik Leong, 53, from Bagan Ajam, Butterworth, claimed trial Friday to intentionally causing the death of Lee Seoh Pheng, 47, by knocking her down at a lane below the Taman Desa Intan flats in Jalan Thean Teik, Bandar Baru, Air Itam here at around 12.40am on Nov 21.
He denied the offence under Section 304(a) of the Penal Code for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which carries a jail term of up to 30 years and a fine.
Sessions judge Zulhazmi Abdullah denied bail and fixed Jan 22 next year for mention pending submission of documents.
This is terrible!
A car is a weapon, I have always maintained,and here is a raging man using his vehicle as a weapon to maim or kill!
GEORGETOWN: A woman was killed after she was run over by her neighbour during a quarrel at Desa Intan flats, Bandar Baru here this morning.
Lee Seok Pheng, 47, died at Penang Hospital due to severe injuries.
The victim and her husband spotted their neighbour throwing rubbish nearby at 1am and told him not to do so.
Enraged by that, the suspect who was in his car, rammed into the victim.
Timur Laut district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the suspect tried to escape but was chased by neighbours who witnessed the incident.
“He was cornered and surrendered to police,” said Mior Faridalathrash.
Friday November 21, 2014 MYT 10:55:14 AM
Woman run over and killed after confronting car driver over dumping rubbish
GEORGE TOWN: A woman was run over and killed after an argument with a car driver over dumping rubbish.
The car driver, 53, apparently went into a rage after Lee Seok Pheng, 47, and her husband, 57, accused him of throwing rubbish near their house.
The incident occurred at the parking space of an apartment block in Lebuhraya Thean Teik here.
The driver allegedly tried to mow down Lee and her husband after the confrontation around 12.30am Friday.
Lee fell to the ground and was run over while her husband managed to evade the car.
The driver tried to flee the scene but was overpowered by several eyewitnesses at the site.