July 21, 2005If I were the DPP, I wouldn't lose too much sleep over this part of the trial. Whether Took raped or did not rape Huang Na is not that important. Either way, Took is going to hang for murder. Death being the ultimate punishment, the other details become somewhat irrelevant.
HUANG NA MURDER TRIAL
No sign of sex assault, but it's not ruled out
Possible for such attacks to happen yet leave no traces, says forensic pathologist
By Chong Chee Kin
THOUGH an autopsy on the body of Huang Na revealed no sign of sexual assault, it still could not be ruled out, forensic pathologist Paul Chui told the court at the trial of murder accused Took Leng How yesterday.
In a statement to police after his arrest, Took claimed he had molested Huang Na with his fingers after she was dead, to make it look like she had been raped.
Dr Chui said that though there were 'no positive signs indicating a sexual assault' when he conducted the autopsy on Oct 31 last year, he stressed that it could not be ruled out completely.
I kinda hate homicide trials. That was one reason I quit being a DPP. I never actually did a homicide trial, although I've reviewed police homicide files. I quit before I became senior enough for them to start assigning homicide trials to me.
stole two library books and hacked Xiaxue's blog."