Man with Kerambit knife in Orchard Towers murder sent for psychiatric evaluation, still unrepresented

If convicted of murder, he faces the death penalty.

Nyi Nyi Thet | Jeanette Tan | July 18, 2019, 10:49 AM

The last of the Orchard Towers Seven, Tan Sen Yang, 27, was in court on July 18, 2019, following the completion of police investigations into his involvement in the ongoing murder case.

Tan was identified in court documents as the man in possession of a foldable Kerambit knife on the morning of the murder.

Tan was held in police custody for an extra week assisting investigations after an appearance with the other six on July 11, and was brought back today, July 18, to have his charge finalised.

He was then sent for psychiatric evaluation at Changi Prison Complex's medical centre, alongside Natalie Siow, Joel Tan and Ang Da Yuan, all of whom also face the capital charge of murder with common intention.

Tan will next appear in court on August 8, a week later than the rest of the seven, who are scheduled to have their cases mentioned on August 1.

Tan is also still unrepresented, which makes him and Ang Da Yuan, who is also facing capital punishment for murder with common intention, the only two of the seven who are yet to be represented.

He is currently facing charges of murder with common intention, and faces the death penalty if convicted.

Here are what the rest of the seven are facing:

1. Ang Da Yuan (26)

Charge: Murder with common intention. Penalty: Death

2. Natalie Siow (22)

Charge: Murder with common intention. Penalty: Death

3. Joel Tan Yun Sheng (26)

Charge: Murder with common intention. Penalty: Death

The other three accused (Loo Boon Chong, 25, Chan Jia Xing, 26, and Tan Hong Sheng, 22) have had their charges reduced to consorting with a person with an offensive weapon, which carries a maximum three-year jail term and six strokes of caning.

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