Love Rat Kills Pretty Mistress, Torches Body Over Loan

This 51-year-old man has been sentenced to life for strangling his beautiful mistress, pictured, to death in his BMW after she asked him to pay back 11,000 GBP she lent him.

According to reports, laundry shop manager Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock killed 31-year-old senior engineer Cui Yajie on 12th July 2016.

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The strangled mistress

Kwee Hock confessed to killing the victim in his BMW before burning the body until all that was left was clumps of hair, pieces of singed fabric and a bra hook.

Hock received a life sentence and it was only the second case in Singapore’s history where a defendant has been convicted without the victim’s body.

The victim was believed to have been involved in a romantic relationship with her killer, and while together he convinced her to lend him 20,000 SGD (11,900 GBP) in gold to help his business, which she took from her parents, according to local media.

She reportedly demanded the money back when she found out that he had lied to her about what it was for and that he was actually married with a child when he claimed he was single.

Reports said that he drove her to Lin Chu Kang Lane near the famous Gardens by the Bay nature park and strangled her to free himself of the debt.

When she was dead, he bought charcoal and kerosene and placed her body under a metal canopy before burning it and returning to the site in the following two days to burn it again.

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The person who strangled his mistress

He also disposed of her belongings, stealing 30 SGD (18 GBP) from her purse and cutting up her credit cards.

When she did not show up for work for three days in a row, her concerned colleagues reported her disappearance to the police.

The police quickly determined that Kwee Hock was the last person to see the victim alive.

He is also facing further charges of embezzlement after four other women, some who he was allegedly romantically involved with, claimed he swindled them out of 65,000 SGD (38,635 GBP), according to reports.

Judge Audrey Lim ruled out the death penalty, usually reserved for cases where the murderer displayed a complete disregard for human life, as the evidence failed to prove that Kwee Hock intended to kill her beforehand, according to local media.

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Story By: Marija PetrovskaSub-EditorAlex Cope , Agency: AsiaWire Report

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