SINGAPORE - Into his third day of trial, Chinese national Wang Zhijian continued to insist that he lost control of his mind and actions during the the vicious attacks that left three dead and one seriously injured.
He distanced himself from the crimes by saying that he could not remember the attacks, the Straits Times reported.
Cornered by the prosecution who questioned why then he could give detailed blow-by-blow accounts to the police of how he stabbed to death the three, he defended his stance by saying that the details were guesses based on 'a feeling'.
Wang stands accused of murdering his lover, Madam Zhang Meng, 42; her daughter Feng Jianyu, 17; and their flatmate Yang Jie, 36, in the Yishun flat all four were staying in.
He also attempted to kill Madam Yang's daughter Li Meilin, then 15, but she survived.
His statement to the police after the attack was so detailed that it included descriptions such as Wang's left knee being on the mattress while he thrust his knife in his right hand into Madam Zhang's abdomen at a 45-degree angle.
Wang said that his account was due to his imagination, intuition, or 'a feeling' of what things should have happened.
On Tuesday in court, Justice Chan Seng Ong commented that Wang should try his hand at the lottery, since his intuition was so accurate.
Wang also told the court he suffered a series of accidents in his youth, during some of which he lost consciousness.
These include two electrocutions, two traffic accidents, falling from a tree and a sudden fainting spell at home.
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