SINGAPORE - The Chinese national who killed his lover, her daughter and their flatmate said he did so in a fit of rage - where his mind went blank and he lost control of his actions.
Wang Zhijian was speaking in Court during his trial on Monday, where he was taking the stand for the first time, The Straits Times (ST) reported.
He allegedly stabbed and slashed two of the victims, his 42-year-old lover from China Madam Zhang Meng and her 17-year-old daughter Feng Jianyu, a total of 98 times.
He then went into a second room in the Block 349 Yishun Street 11 flat and attacked another mother-and-daughter pair, Yang Jie, 36 and Li Meilin, then 15.
Only Li managed to survive the vicious attack.
In the witness stand, Wang told the Court of the alleged mistreatment by his lover. He said Madam Zhang beat and bit him whenever she became upset at him.
Things were not always like that, the couple, who met in 1996 in their native Tianjin, were once so in love that they pledged their love in letters written in blood and Wang had Madam Zhang's face tattooed onto his back.
Wang, who worked as a supervisor in China, came to Singapore three times on the request of Madam Zhang. She had moved to Singapore for her daughter's schooling.
He said he cooked, washed and bought food for them. Other than that, Madam Zhang did not allow him to leave his room in order to avoid meeting the other tenants. She had him defaecate and urinate into plastic bags and newspapers.
Despite feeling like he wasn't treated 'like a human being', he was unable to break up with her, as she had twice attempted to kill herself when he suggested a break-up - once by driving her car ino a bridge in 2006 and another when she threatened to jump out of a window naked in the winter of 2007.
He was also afraid she would harass his family if he broke up with her.
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