On Tuesday (11 January), a man allegedly killed his wife in their apartment in Ang Mo Kio.
Here’s what happened.
Charged with Murder of His Wife
The police said that they were notified of a stabbing case at about 7:35am on Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found Ms Isabel Elizabeth Francis lying motionless in the apartment. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
David Brian Chow Kwok-Hun, Ms Francis’ husband, was taken to the hospital with injuries. Chow was charged with murder by a field magistrate at Tan Tock Seng Hospital yesterday (12 January).
Bright Future for Both Man and Wife Cut Short
To everyone, Ms Francis seemed to have a bright future ahead of her. She got married, moved into a newly-renovated apartment, landed a job and was apparently pregnant.
It was reported that she started the juris doctor law degree course last January at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Her classmate described her as a “promising student” who was eloquent and always prepared.
Ms Francis’ LinkedIn profile shows that she was also hired as an assistant manager in brand campaigns and partnerships for Deliveroo last October.
Deliveroo’s spokesman said that the company was incredibly saddened to hear of her passing, and are continuing to support their employees in this difficult time. The company has also reached out to Ms Francis’ family members to offer support.
Meanwhile, Chow is the director of EvolveTec, a security services provider. He’s also the director and chief executive of a security training centre, KnowledgeTree Training Centre.
The couple got married in 2019.
Neighbours in Shock at the News
Residents living nearby said that the Ang Mo Kio Court Built-To-Order project was complete in late 2020, and many residents moved in last year.
Despite not knowing the couple well from their short time living there, neighbours still expressed shock at the news.
One neighbour, who lived above the couple’s apartment, even heard a scream at around 7am that day. She did not get up to investigate the sound and only realised something was wrong when she noticed police cars around the block an hour later.
Offenders found guilty of murder will either face the death penalty or face lifetime imprisonment and caning.
Not The First Murder Case In 2022
Just last week (2 January), a migrant worker was charged for killing a man with a wooden plank embedded with nails in Woodlands.
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