Singapore Man jailed for threatening to throw lover’s child out window: A 57-year-old man received a four-month jail sentence in Singapore on Monday for threatening to throw his lover’s child out a window, as well as other charges, according to reports.
The suspect, Chung Kam Leong, was also reportedly fined S$61,000 (US$48,000).
Mr. Chung was also convicted on seven counts of assisting loansharks – offences which occurred between February and July of this year.
Additionally, he also confessed to one charge of abducting his lover’s daughter this past August, said reports.
The court heard how that Mr. Chung was engaged in a quarrel with his 42-year-old lover in August of 2013 at Blk 211 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 at around 2:30pm.
During the argument, he became angry and threatened to throw his lover’s eight-year-old daughter out of the flat window.
Under Singapore law, the punishment for criminal intimidation is a two-year jail sentence and a fine.
The court heard during mitigation that Mr. Chung’s lover had spent some S$30,000 belonging to the accused, according to a Channel News Asia report.
In an unrelated case this past November, another man in Singapore was sentenced to two months in jail after dangling his wife by the feet out of their 11-storey kitchen window during a heated argument.
He eventually pulled her back inside, but had already slapped her in the face, thrown a chair at her, and threatened to burn her hair.
He plead guilty to hurting his wife and committing a rash act that could have endangered her life. His wife pleaded for a lenient sentence on his behalf, telling the court he was a changed man since the incident. The man also apologized to his wife in court.