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Friday, October 30, 2015

Singapore: Belgian charged with son's murder to be assessed by psychiatrists

Philippe Graffart, charged with murdering his 5-year-old son.
41-year-old Philippe Graffart, the Belgian citizen charged with murdering his son (5 years old) at their Singapore home, will stay in police custody for 4 more weeks so he can be assessed by psychiatrists, reports the local press.

Philippe Graffart was found wandering in the vicinity of the police station near his home in the early hours of the morning at the beginning of October. 

He had physically harmed himself. 

The police found the body of his son Keryan in his flat an hour later. 

The boy was showing signs of strangulation.

Graffart was charged with murder and remanded in custody on October 7th. 

He and his former wife had been fighting over custody of their son. 

Philippe Graffart will appear before the court on November 25th and faces the death penalty if he is found guilty.

Source: Brussels Times, October 29, 2015

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