August 2, 2022

‘I just wanted her to keep quiet,’ says S’porean on trial in UK for suffocating wife with pillow

By brit

SINGAPORE – A 51-year-old Singaporean accused of murdering his wife while on holiday in Newcastle, United Kingdom, is said to have suffocated her with a hotel pillow after she nagged at him.

Fong Soong Hert denied murdering Madam Pek Ying Ling, also 51,and told the jury in Newcastle Crown Court that he had “no memory whatsoever” and had diminished responsibility for allegedly killing his wife, British broadcaster BBC reported on Monday (Aug 1).

Prosecutor Peter Makepeace QC said Madam Pek was unhappy with Fong as he continued to smoke while he was unwell on their trip.

Madam Pek was pronounced dead at the County Aparthotel in Newcastle at 7.32am on Dec 6, 2021.

The couple were on holiday and had plans to meet with one of their sons.