Engineer charged with girlfriend's murder on Valentine's Day escapes gallows

Published on 14 Feb 2019 7:30:43 PM

Former engineer Cheong Teik Keon who murdered his girlfriend on Valentine's Day six years ago escaped the gallows after the Federal Court in Putrajaya found him to be of unsound mind.

Court of Appeal president Justice Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, who chaired a five-man bench, ordered for Cheong Teik Keon to be placed at Hospital Bahagia in Ulu Kinta, Perak.

Cheong was charged with the murder of Tan Ching Chin in Seberang Prai, Penang on Feb 14, 2013.