Date
10 December 2016
A magistrate's court threw out the defense argument that the attack was out of impulse. The judge jailed the defendant 44 months. Photo: HKEJ
A magistrate's court threw out the defense argument that the attack was out of impulse. The judge jailed the defendant 44 months. Photo: HKEJ

Student nurse jailed 44 months for stabbing married ex-boyfriend

A student nurse has been sentenced to 44 months in jail after she was found guilty of stabbing her former boyfriend.

The woman, surnamed Kan, 29, was convicted on five counts of assault and criminal intimidation, Headline Daily reports.

Magistrate Ko wai-hung rejected the defense argument that the attack was out of impulse. 

It was clear that the defendant took out a knife without any warning and the victim, surnamed Cheng, was lucky not to have sustained permanent disability, he said.

Although Kan was subjected to enormous pressure in her relationship with a married man, it is unacceptable to resort to violence, the judge said.

It was claimed that Kan has had unpleasant experiences in her love life.

She has been cheated on by several partners, one of whom disappeared after borrowing a large sum of money from her parents, the court was told.

She also underwent an abortion.

Kan and Cheng became lovers in January 2015 but the affair ended three months later when Cheng’s wife found out about it.

In January this year, Kan stabbed Cheng at her residence in Sheung Shui, according to Apple Daily.

Cheng left the flat and the pair drove to a car park in Kin Ming Estate in Tseung Kwan O, where Kan stabbed Cheng again.

She then called Cheng’s mother, saying “I cannot guarantee your son will come home in one piece”, the court heard

Cheng was stabbed seven times in the chest and back but did not receive medical attention until 12 hours later, according to reports.

Kan appeared calm during sentencing, according to Apple Daily.

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