TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Saturday (March 5) approved the detention of a 28-year-old woman for allegedly murdering her lover five days prior.
The 58-year-old dentist, surnamed Lu (呂), was married but is suspected to have had an extramarital affair with the woman, surnamed Tseng (曾), before his murder in Taipei's Wenshan District on Tuesday (March 1), CNA reported.
Tseng allegedly used a kitchen knife to stab Lu and then tried to take her own life.
When police and paramedics arrived at the scene, they sent both of them to the hospital for treatment. Lu was declared dead at the hospital, while Tseng suffered self-inflicted wounds on her hands and neck, per CNA.
After questioning her, police referred the woman to the Taipei District Prosecutor's Office, which further questioned her on Friday night (March 4) and applied to detain her as a homicide suspect.
The Taipei District Court approved Tseng's detention, considering that she had denied committing a crime, her self-incriminating confession, statements from multiple witnesses, and related evidence from the investigation, she is suspected of having committed the homicide. The court also noted that she presented a flight risk.
The court asked prosecutors to determine whether the homicide was premeditated or a crime of passion, per CNA.
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