A Singaporean was jailed for attacking his roommate with a knife while he was under the influence of drug.
Acoording to TodayOnline, the 35-year-old Teo Kok Yung was jailed one year for consuming a specified drug, namely meth & 10 months for voluntarily causing hurt with a weapon likely to cause death.
Another charge of consuming cannabis, also known as marijuan* or w*ed, was taken into consideration for sentencing.
Teo Kok Yung woke up at 4am, as he was angry at him for turning him into a drug abuser.
He approached his 41-year-old roommate Edmund Wong with a kukri knife (a blade about 28cm long) while Edmund was in the kitchen.
The kukri is the most commonly used multipurpose tool in the fields and homes in Nepal a country in South Asia.
Just before the attacked happened on Wong, On Nov 12 2020, Wong gave him some c*nnabis to smoke while they were home & Teo went to sleep afterwards.
Stabbed Multiple Times :
As Teo was angry at Wong he slashed and stabbed him multiple times, directing the blows at his torso and back. Wong blocked some of the blows with his hands while trying to subdue and disarm him.
According to TodayOnline, during investigations Teo admitted that he did not intend to kill the Wong and had wanted to take revenge for becoming a drug abuser because of him.
Teo & Wong lived in the same apartment with Teo’s sister. While they were fighting, Teo’s sister woke up. She noticed them scuffling and saw that her brother was bleeding, so she tried to physically separate them but failed, TodayOnline reported.
Wong eventually managed to pin his friend to the floor and snatched the knife away from him. After subduing Teo, Wong also left the apartment.
Paramedics who got to the scene first called the police.
Teo was then placed under arrest, while Wong was taken to NUH and diagnosed with several injuries such as superficial stab wounds and cuts to his chest, back, face and limbs.
The court heard that Teo’s urine samples were found to contain meth. He had smoked it one to two days before his arrest.
When Teo was assessed at the Institute of Mental Health, a psychiatrist found that he was “labouring under the intoxicating effects of cannabis or meth” at the time, which “contributed significantly to his persecutory ideas” towards Wong.
However, the psychiatrist also found that he was aware that what he did was wrong, and was not of unsound mind.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, the minimum punishment for drug consumption is one year of imprisonment. Those convicted can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined up to S$20,000. For causing hurt with a weapon, Teo could have been jailed for up to seven years, fined, caned, or received any combination of the three.
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