Monday 8 August 2022 05:10 PM Husband, 51, accused of murdering his 'nagging' wife with a pillow tells court ... trends now
A husband accused of murdering his wife by smothering her with a pillow to stop her from 'nagging' him has told a court he ‘caused her death’.
Soong Hert Fong, 51, said he didn’t mean to kill Pek Ying Ling, who was known as Evelyn Pek, and he doesn’t believe there’s anything she could have done to make him 'so mad'.
Mrs Pek was found dead at the County Aparthotel in Newcastle on December 6 last year during a European holiday with husband Soong after travelling from their native Singapore.
The 51-year-old was found by emergency services lying with her legs hanging over the bottom of the bed and a pillow over her face.
Newcastle Crown Court heard that Fong had told police in the aftermath that he 'lost it' and had tried to 'shush' his wife so he covered her mouth.
The couple, who had been married for 27 years, were in the city where their eldest of three sons was studying at university.
Soong Hert Fong, 51, said he didn’t mean to kill Pek Ying Ling (pictured), who was known as Evelyn Pek, and he doesn’t believe there’s anything she could have done to make him 'so mad'
The court had heard that after the incident, Fong texted him to say: 'I have hurt your mother. She’s gone. She’s dead.
'I just lost it. I tried to cover her mouth to shush her. I just lost it.'
Fong, 51, of Marine Vitsa, Floor Unit, Singapore, denies murder and is being tried by a jury at