Subang Jaya Parents Sent To The Gallows For Caning Their Son To Death

The married couple murdered their son Adrian Teoh Wai Kit, who was eight, on 26 May 2017.

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On Friday, 21 May, the High Court in Shah Alam sent a married couple to the gallows after finding them guilty of murdering their son

The couple murdered their son Adrian Teoh Wai Kit, who was eight, on 26 May 2017.

The eldest of their two children, Adrian was caned to death by his parents, according to reports.

During the sentencing earlier today, Judge Datuk Noorin Badaruddin heard that the prosecution had succeeded in proving the case against the parents beyond a reasonable doubt.

"There was overwhelming evidence that the couple had committed murder and the prosecution has brought forward a case that is beyond a reasonable doubt," said Noorin.

The couple, Aaron Teoh Eng Wan and his wife, En Sit Mooi, were charged under Section 302 read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which provides for the mandatory death penalty if found guilty

The parents were also charged under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001 read together with Section 31 (5) of the same act which is punishable under Section 31 (1) of the same act.

They physically abused their son repeatedly using two canes at the same place, time, and date.

For this, they were sentenced to eight years in jail from the date they were arrested on 26 May 2017.

The victim was repeatedly physically abused by his parents, according to results from the pathology laboratory which confirmed old injuries, traces of rib fractures, and new injuries which caused his death

During the trial, while the prosecution presented 28 witnesses to the stand, the defence team presented two witnesses, namely the husband and wife who chose to testify under oath on the witness stand.

The pathologist's testimony revealed that the cause of the boy's death was due to extensive subcutaneous and muscle haemorrhage, due to multiple blunt force trauma.

The testimony of other prosecution witnesses such as the chemist also confirmed that there was deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) belonging to Eng Wan and the victim on a cane found at the scene.

Additionally, the closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording at the Regalia Business Centre, Subang Jaya, showed En dragging the victim, who was weak and feeble, several times.

Earlier this week, a man in Sabah poisoned his five-year-old daughter:

Prior to that, a 36-year-old man was charged at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court with sodomising and killing a nine-month-old baby:

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