A 19-year-old has been arrested for the alleged murder of his father in Yishun.
On Monday evening (10 Oct), the police received a call for help from a residential unit at Block 653 Yishun Avenue 4, at 7:05pm.
A 47-year-old man was found lying motionless outside the unit by officers. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The man’s teenage son was also arrested and is expected to be charged with murder on Wednesday.
Those found guilty of committing murder face the death penalty.
Police investigations are ongoing.
Madam Heng Mew Hong, a 52-year-old bus driver who lives on the fourth floor, recounted that her 30-year-old son had called her at around 7:15pm.
He sounded panicked on the phone as he told her that there was a man covered in blood, knocking on the door and asking for help.
Her son had been alone at home then.
Madam Heng promptly rushed home, fearing for the lives of her son and nephew, who was living with them.
Upon reaching her unit, she saw that the corridor was covered in white sheets, with police officers milling about.
The Straits Times reporters also saw police officers collecting items from a fifth-floor unit.
Additionally, there were blood stains on the stairs between the fifth and fourth floor, and along the fourth-floor corridor.
The lift connected to the segment of the block was cordoned off.
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