Funeral director Alverna Cher remanded for psychiatric evaluation for 3 weeks

She will return to court on Jan. 7, 2021.

Syahindah Ishak | December 17, 2020, 09:56 AM

Alverna Cher Sheue Pin, the director of City Funeral Singapore, was charged on Dec. 3 with the death of her former boyfriend.

The 38-year-old woman is facing one count of culpable homicide, not amounting to murder.

Was previously remanded for investigations to take place

On Dec. 10, the court heard that Cher had dropped her previous solicitor and is now represented by lawyers Josephus Tan, Marshall Lim and Cory Wong from Invictus Law on a pro bono basis.

She was also remanded at the Central Police Division for further investigations to take place.

Remanded again for psychiatric evaluation

On Dec. 17, Cher appeared in court again via video link.

She will be remanded in Changi Prison Cluster A4 for psychiatric evaluation for three weeks.

Cher will return to court on Jan. 7, 2021.

The case

Cher is accused of causing the death of 32-year-old Wee Jun Xiang on May 16, during Singapore's circuit breaker period.

The incident took place at Deck 4B of the multi-storey car park at Block 145A Bedok Reservoir Road between 1:44pm and 5:15pm.

Court documents did not provide more details of the incident.

Wee was pronounced dead at the scene and the case was classified as an unnatural death.

The Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao had previously reported that Wee died suddenly due to a heart attack.

But on Dec. 2, the police said that they had arrested Cher who was later charged over Wee's death.

If convicted of culpable homicide, Cher could be jailed for up to life, or jailed for up to 20 years and fined.

However, she will be spared caning as women cannot be caned in accordance with the law.

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Top image from Alverna Cher/FB & Mothership.