A 23-year-old Indonesian domestic worker was charged on Thursday with the murder of a 69-year-old woman at Victoria Park Road on Wednesday.
SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old Indonesian domestic worker was charged on Thursday with the murder of a 69-year-old woman at Victoria Park Road on Wednesday.
Dewi Sukowati is accused of causing the death of Nancy Gan Wan Geok between 7.30am and 8.46am.
Dewi, who sports neck-length hair, appeared calm in court as she sat in a waiting area for accused persons.
She was also seen initiating brief chats with another woman who was sitting next to her and waiting for her own charge to be read.
Dewi's lawyer Mohamed Muzammil told the court he was approached by the Indonesian Embassy on Wednesday to represent Dewi.
Mr Muzammil told reporters he understands that Dewi has just recently come to Singapore, from Pati -- a village in Central Java.
He added that the embassy is still trying to gather more information of Dewi, and is contacting the agency for domestic workers in her village.
Meanwhile, Dewi will be remanded in Changi Women's Prison for psychiatric assessment.
Her case will be mentioned again on April 10.
If found guilty, she faces the death penalty