Life imprisonment for man who stabbed roommate after fight over spending habits

Life imprisonment for man who stabbed roommate after fight over spending habits

SINGAPORE: After an argument over his roommate’s spending habits, a man visited prepare some foods but ended up stabbing his roommate using the knife he meant to cut ingredients along with.

Naing Lin, a Myanmar national, was intoxicated when he swung his knife with compatriot Myo Kyaw Thu, stabbing him several times in his upper body and abdomen in their flat at Bedok Reservoir Road upon Apr 2, 2021.

He remaining the flat and did not return until the next morning when he saw the particular victim lying  motionless in the bedroom inside a pool of blood.

Naing Lin was sentenced to life imprisonment on  Thursday (Sep 22)  right after pleading guilty to 1 count of homicide.

The courtroom heard that  the particular victim was an older technician in Singapore but had been on a short-term visit pass at the time of his passing away.

Within the afternoon before the incident, both men a new drinking session with friends. Naing Lin had five to seven large containers of beer.

These pair returned on an individual basis to the room companies shared at Bedok Reservoir Road.


Such as Naing Lin penetrated the bedroom, he saw Myo Kyaw Thu sitting on his the bedroom using his blackberry. They began reasoning over the victim’s using habits, with Naing Lin scolding your boyfriend’s roommate for credit money from him and lots more.  

Myo Kyaw Thu retorted that she would settle their own issues without shopping Naing Lin for money.

At this point, in line with the prosecution, Naing Lin left for the cabinets, wanting to fry an ovum. He picked up the latest kitchen knife as well as was preparing to put together a meal when he realised the guy did not have or even phone with your ex to.

He returned regarding his bedroom for getting his phone utilizing knife still in his hand.  

A few victim asked the particular he was holding the knife and scolded the man,   Naing Lin swung the knife coming from him, slashing or perhaps face.

He continual, continuous, nonstop stabbing his room-mate in his chest, midsection and upper left eye, causing the victim to collapse.

Naing Lin consequently changed his suits, took his cellular and wallet and after that left the unit around 6. 20pm, with checking on his flatmate.

Over the next almost instantly, Naing Lin reached several friends and so asked them to make contact with the victim. Naing Lin also attempted to call and article body Myo Kyaw Thu.

Accompanied by a good, Naing Lin hopefully made his sources that are to the unit for around 9. 20am. He initially always been in the lorry he was driving while the friend tried to enter the even and called in order to the victim.

Both fellas later saw the exact victim lying in the pool of body through the bedroom display.   Naing Lin surrendered into the police.  

Some sort of assessment by the  Institute of Thought Health found that  Naing Lin was  intoxicated at the time of the particular crime but experienced no major mental disorder, was not intellectually disabled and was not of unsound mind. His intoxication has not been to the extent that he or she would not have noted what he was accomplishing was wrong.

The prosecution, depicted by Deputy Court Prosecutors Teo Lu Jia and Seah Ee Wei, failed to object to life imprisonment based on the circumstances of the case.

Describing Naing Lin’s remorse, his or her lawyers Sanjiv Rajan and Minn Naing Oo cited part of their client’s report to the police where he said: “I really ought to have called for the secours, then my friend probably wouldn’t have died.

“In my moment related with drunk state and furthermore confusion, I so you the house and had away. I am incredibly sad about what went wrong. I did not plan nor expect this. She’s a close friend and moreover drinking buddy. Although we have disagreements Get real no harm to tiger woods. This was accidental. ”

His lawyers pointed out that he  had of your accord surrendered and substantially cooperated with the police.  

Noting of the fact that Naing Lin is often missing the formative years of his eco in Myanmar, Mr Sanjiv said: “Hopefully we can move on the trajectory that gives medical professionsal client some anticipate or some prospect ;( of being reunited along with his family one day. ”

For  tough, Naing Lin could have been sentenced to loss of life, but J ustice Valerie Thean said that the facts of the case did not merit some of the death penalty.