Court Rejects Woman’s Appeal Against Jail Sentence For Abusing Helper, She’ll Write To PM Lee

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Court Of Appeal Rejects Woman’s Plea For Lighter Sentence In Fatal Helper Abuse Case

When Singaporeans learned of the horrors that Gaiyathiri Murugayan inflicted on her helper Ms Piang Ngaih Don, virtually everyone was in shock.

Weighing only 24kg at the time of her passing, the late Ms Piang’s plight was probably among the most horrific cases of helper abuse in Singapore.

After admitting to torturing her helper to death, Gaiyathiri received a 30-year prison sentence.

However, she submitted an appeal for a lighter sentence earlier this year and requested to provide documents to support her plea.

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The judges initially denied her request. Now, they are turning down her appeal too.

Woman appeals for lighter sentence

According to TODAY, Gaiyathiri wanted to reduce her jail sentence to between 12 and 15 years.

Citing her psychiatric disorder, she reportedly argued that Justice See Kee Oon had failed to take into account her obsessive-compulsive disorder diagnosis in her initial sentencing.

In addition, multiple psychiatrists had apparently agreed that her additional diagnosis of major depressive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder contributed to her committing her offences.

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