Stabbed Herself, This Singaporean Woman Was Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison. PHOTO/Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE – A woman who stabbing himself during an altercation with the police in Tampines, Singapore , was sentenced to six months in prison on Wednesday (18/1/2023). The woman was convicted of possession of an offensive weapon.
The court heard that Juliana Abdul Kadir, 53, was high on methamphetamine at the time, although the mental health report found no causal link between her drug use and the offence.
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He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a knife and switchblade in a public place, under the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act for possession of an offensive weapon.
The court heard that Juliana was walking around the main road outside St Hilda Middle School along 82 Tampines Road, on the evening of September 19 last year.
Someone called the police, saying a woman was swinging a knife in the area. Police officers descended on the scene and saw Juliana walking on the street, holding a knife and talking on the phone.
He ignored the police’s instructions and continued swinging the knife. He then used it to stab himself in the lower abdomen, causing heavy bleeding, prosecutors said.
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Afterward, he appeared agitated and kept threatening to hurt himself if the police officers did not back off. During the confrontation, he held the knife to his neck and wrist several times, screaming at the police to back off.
One of the police officers fired a taser to prevent Juliana from injuring herself further, but missed. He was eventually subdued and captured. Juliana was taken to the hospital in a stable condition, and then handed over for psychiatric observation.
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