A 27-year-old Singaporean woman, an administrative assistant, was sentenced to five months’ jail for conspiring with her 25-year old boyfriend, a delivery assistant, to cause grievous hurt to her 28-year old husband, a private-hire car driver.
- The woman pleaded guilty in the State Courts of Singapore. Her accomplice and boyfriend also pleaded guilty.
- According to reports, the woman’s husband wanted to divorce her and they quarrelled frequently. The woman decided to kill her husband because she was enraged by the acrimonious quarrels, and she conspired with her boyfriend to sabotage her husband’s car so that he would get into an accident and die – to do this, the boyfriend used a wire cutter to cut the anti-braking system wire behind the front right tyre.
- It is unclear whether they were each represented by a Criminal Defence Lawyer during the presentation of their mitigation plea and when the Court imposed the sentences.
Voluntarily causing grievous hurt is an offence under section 322 of the Penal Code (Cap 224) which states:
322. Whoever voluntarily causes hurt, if the hurt which he intends to cause or knows himself to be likely to cause is grievous hurt, and if the hurt which he causes is grievous hurt, is said “voluntarily to cause grievous hurt”.
A person convicted of this offence can be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine or to caning.
More information on the case may be found here.