Man dubbed ‘cosplay killer’ gets 22 years’ jail, instead of death, upon appeal

Published on 12 Sep 2019 7:46:49 PM

Self-employed Poon Wai Hong, dubbed the “cosplay killer”, on Thursday escaped the gallows for the 2013 murder of his teen aged girlfriend whose remains he stuffed in a suitcase.

A three-member Court of Appeal bench chaired by Datuk Kamardin Hashim, in substituting the charge to culpable homicide not amounting to murder, said there was merit in Poon’s appeal.

Poon was then sentenced to 22 years in jail from the date of his arrest in 2013.

He is accused of murdering Ng Yuk Tim on Oct 21, 2013 at Kampung Cempaka, Kelana Jaya and dumped the suitcase containing her body at Jalan Kebun Nenas is Shah Alam.