Name: Desiree Jiaping Tan.
Died: November 19, 2018.
Age at death: 36.
Cause of death: Murder.
Disability: Anxiety disorder (Agoraphobia, health anxiety, panic attacks).
Desiree’s father beat her with a metal pole, then strangled her. The court decided that he had done so due to caregiver stress, and allowed a defense of diminished responsibility.
Desiree was a university graduate. Due to her mental illness, she was unable to leave home by herself and could not find a job.
Perpetrator: Tian Chye Tan (Father), convicted of culpable homicide not amounting to murder; sentenced to two years and nine months in jail, released on time served.
Father gets jail for killing mentally ill daughter in ‘tragic case’
Man charged with murder of daughter in Bedok flat
33 months jail for S’pore man, 66, who killed mentally ill daughter due to depression, caregiver stress
Man jailed 2 years and 9 months for killing ‘overbearing’ daughter who almost drove him, wife to suicide