Online news blog Sarawak Update this morning revealed that the prime suspect in the Sibu Quadruple Murders has been charged for the crime.
Initial reports in the media said the suspect, a 17-year old boy, was supposed to be mentally-unsound, but nothing was mentioned about it in this latest update.
Earlier reports also said that the boy’s mother could have been an accomplice to the gruesome crime, but it was reported today that she would not face any charges.
How Sarawak Update updated the news:
Teenager Charged For Quadruple Murder
Thursday, 19 January 2012
A 17-year-old boy was charged for four count of murder under Section 302 of the Penal code and a charge under Section 307 of the Penal code (attempted murder).
Section 302 of Penal Code carries mandatory death sentence but for the youth, a minor – may be detained under the pleasure of the governor.
The boy’s mother was released on bail in the sum of RM1,000 with one surety. She was not charged but asked to report to the Central police station once a month as police may want to question her.
The boy arrived at the court at 8.35 am and his mother arrived separately. His father and siblings were at the court but there was no sign of the deceased’s family.
The suspect aged 17, allegedly had on the morning of January 2nd, killed Ling Tong Huat, 36, his mother 76, his son, David 10 and daughter 7.
Ling Tong Huat’s wife, Li Xiao Lan, 28 escaped without injuries while his son, Kevin was bash on the head. Kevin is now recuperating after being released from Sarawak General hospital two days ago.
The case was heard by session court judge Indra Ayub and the prosecuting officer, ASP Tida Bilong who is also the Investigation officer.
The case was heard in chamber and hearing continues on February 29th.