Sibu family murders: Mother and teen son arrested
SIBU, Jan 6 — The police arrested last night a 17-year-old teen and his 44-year-old mother for the murders of four family members, including two children, here on Monday, Bernama Online reported this evening.
Sarawak deputy police commissioner Datuk Law Heng Soon told the news portal that the teen, a lorry attendant, and his mother, a housewife, are currently in police custody after information was received from the public.
The pair are understood to reside near the victims.
Law said while the police have sufficient evidence to establish a case, they will wait for further instructions from the Public Prosecutor’s Office once the latter has received the case’s investigation papers.
He added the teen suspect has no prior criminal record and that a drug test has come back clean.
In the early morning incident, businessman Ling Tong Hock, 36, his mother Leong Nyuk Lan, 76, his son David Ling Chei Qi, 10, and his daughter Amy Ling Zi Jiun, seven, died as a result of fatal wounds sustained through either a beating or a slashing.
A third child, Kelvin Ling Chei You, eight, is still in critical condition at the Children’s Intensive Care Unit of the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching.
Ling’s Chinese national wife Li Xiao Lan, 28, reportedly escaped through a window and fled to a neighbour’s house for help during the incident.
She was initially remanded but released today following the case’s latest developments.