Natalie Siow Yu Zhen, the lone woman involved in a murder that occurred at Orchard Towers now faces two new charges, doled out on Friday, October 25.
The charges include one count of consorting with co-accused Tan Sen Yang, who allegedly had an offensive weapon in his possession, and an additional charge of behaving in a ‘disorderly manner’.
Court papers allege that 23-year old Siow was with Tan at about 5.46 am on July 2 at the Naughty Girl Club at Orchard Towers, when Tan had on him an offensive weapon.
Siow is also being taken to task for allegedly dashing towards a group of patrons at the club, in a bid to kick and push them later that morning, at around 6.20 am.
Three of Siow’s co-accused in remand still face the death penalty: Tan Sen Yang, 28, and Ang Da Yuan and Joel Tan Yun Sheng, both 26.
Last Friday (October 18), Siow could not hold back her tears upon hearing that the charge of murder against her had been reduced to assault.
The 23-year-old Siow was initially charged with the murder of Mr Satheesh, along with Tan Hong Sheng, 22; Loo Boon Chong, 25; Tan Sen Yang, 28; and Joel Tan Yun Sheng, Chan Jia Xing and Ang Da Yuan, all of whom are 26 years old.
They allegedly killed 31-year old Satheesh Noel Gobidass.
On the day of the incident, the victim collapsed near an escalator in the building and was found lying motionless in a pool of blood. Members of the public attended to his injuries.
The police were alerted at 6.25 am, and the victim was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital unconscious and pronounced dead an hour later.
Siow is scheduled to be back in court on Nov 29. She is out on bail of $20,000, with her bail conditions including that she will be electronically tagged.
She is required to be home between 10 pm and 7 am, and has to surrender her travel documents, a Straits Times article reported.
If convicted, she could be jailed for up to three years for knowingly consorting with a person in possession of a dangerous weapon.
For disorderly behaviour in a public place, she could be jailed for up to six months, fined $2,000, or both, if she is a first-time offender.
As for the reduced charge she faces for voluntarily causing hurt with a common intention, she also faces up to two years’ jail, a $5,000 fine, or both. /TISG