Singapore man who stabbed mother to death acquitted of murder: A man in Singapore who allegedly stabbed his mother 90 times was on Wednesday acquitted of murder in the High Court on grounds of temporary insanity in a rare case, according to reports.
Thirty-two-year-old Mohamed Redha Abdul Mutalib was accused of stabbing his 55-year-old mother in their home in Eunos two years ago.
The court heard that the suspect committed the act after voices in his head told him to do so, said reports.
He has a history of substance abuse and was heavily intoxicated with pills meant to treat a cough when he attacked Madam Asnah Aziz, who died from multiple stabs wounds the same day.
The court ruled that while Redha was definitely the one who had committed the crime, his mental condition at the time was in such a state that he could not have possibly known it was wrong, according to reports.
Justice Tay Yong Kwang, in clearing Redha of murder under the Criminal Procedure Code, said that the suspect was incapable of knowing his actions were wrong at the time, according to a report in The Straits Times.
Redha will not serve any jail time, but will instead be transferred to the Institute of Mental Health until the President decides he can leave.