Singaporean Stepfather Charged with Murder of Thai Boy

7 January 2009
Johor Baru

31-year-old Shawal Senin, a Singaporean, was charged in court yesterday with the murder of his 7-year-old Thai stepson Siwakorn Sukuntha. He is accused of committing the offence on between 24 December 2009 9pm and 27 December 2008 1pm at 08-04, Block A, Pulai View Condo in Taman Kobena, Tampoi.

Siwakorn was found dead at this apartment home in Tampoi on 27 December 2008. He had bruise marks on his hands, legs and head. Post-mortem results showed that he had died from multiple injuries, especially from those inflicted on the head.

The boy’s mother, a 30-year-old Thai national, was also detained by the police.

Shawal is charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the death penalty upon conviction. His case has been fixed for mention on 10 March 2009.

The Star Online – Singaporean charged with murder of boy

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