KLANG: A prawn noodle seller wept uncontrollably before he was charged with the murder of his mother-in-law here.
Lim Bu Kwang, 43, was at dock waiting for the charge to be read when he cried openly as two relatives approached him.
He was accused of killing Ooi Swan Hong @ Ng Swan Foong, 70, at a house in Teman Teluk Pulai between Oct 25 and Oct 28.
No plea was recorded when the charge was read to Lim in Mandarin before magistrate Rozianti Mohamed Hanaphi at the Klang court.
Clad in an orange T-shirt, Lim, represented by counsels Gerard Lazarus and Ethan Tan, nodded to indicate he understood the charge.
Deputy public prosecutor Amira Abdul Aziz told the prosecution was waiting for pathology, forensic, chemistry and post mortem reports.
Rozianti then set Dec 18 for mention.
It was reported that Lim had allegedly beaten Ooi several times between Oct 25 and Oct 28.
Ooi succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) on Nov 3.
The matter came to light after the Ooi’s stepdaughter, 36, filed a police report against her husband.