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A 19-year-old teenager had reportedly been in a heated argument with his father before allegedly killing him on Monday evening (Oct 10).
Sylesnar Seah Jie Kai is accused of murdering Mr Eddie Seah Wee Teck, 47, between the fourth and fifth floor of Block 653 Yishun Avenue 4.
Sylesnar, the youngest of three children, was charged in court via video link on Wednesday and kept his head down during proceedings, reported The Straits Times.
His parents, who had been married since 1994, were partners in a business that deals in the buying, selling and rental of properties.
According to Lianhe Zaobao, Sylesnar had been in a violent quarrel with his father before reportedly attacking him with two knives.
During a struggle, the victim apparently managed to grab one of the knives and ran downstairs to ask for help.
Sylesnar followed while holding the other knife and neighbours spotted the pair facing each other.
The victim was seen with his face and clothes covered in blood before he collapsed on the floor.
He was pronounced dead by paramedics and Sylesnar was arrested at the scene.
The deceased's wife and daughter returned to their flat on Tuesday morning, but waved their hands and declined to comment.
Reporters noted that the lingering smell of blood was still present on the fourth floor of the block on Tuesday. Some residents were seen cleaning up blood stains and lighting incense to dispel the odour.
Nee Soon Town Council had deployed cleaners after the police lifted their blockade of the scene. The workers were kept busy until 4am and later returned to paint over the bloody handprints on the walls.
A neighbour said that the deceased's family had a harmonious relationship. Despite the occasional sounds of arguing, the whole family would have morning exercises and breakfast together.
Sylesnar Seah is to appear in court again on Thursday.
Those convicted of murder face the death penalty.