Singapore — A Filipino transgender woman was sentenced to two years in jail by a Singapore court for attacking, stabbing, and slashing her ex-boyfriend after he dumped her on Facebook.
William Hanz De veyra Arriesgado, 25, had a sex change but could not change her name due to Singaporean laws.
A knife, a pair of scissors, and a fork were used in the attack, which occurred on Feb 26 last year, and left 47-year-old Peady Colin James, an Australian, with 16 separate and serious injuries, said reports.
The incident happened in a fifth-floor unit at Sunhaven condominium along Upper Changi Road.
The two were in a romantic relationship at the time of the offence.
Earlier that evening, the couple got into an argument at a pub.
When Mr. James got home along, he changed his Facebook status from “engaged” to “single”, and deleted Arriesgado from his friend list.
A heated argument ensued when Arriesgado got home.
The judge said, “The grievous assault – even if haphazard – was sustained and determined; persisting even after the victim had fallen over in a heap,” according to reports.
A “substantial imprisonment term is due”, said the judge.
The maximum punishment in Singapore for causing grievous hurt is a jail term of 10 years, fine and caning.