Stunning suspect who became an internet sensation after he & # 39; was involved in a fatal fight & # 39; in the red-light district of Singapore, escaped the death penalty
- Satheeth Noal Gobidasson, 31, died after allegedly being attacked by a group
- Natalie Siow Yu Zhen was one of the seven suspects accused of his death
- More than three months after the fight, her complaint was demoted to assault
A woman who became an online sensation after allegedly filmed by participating in a fatal fight in Singapore, escaped the death penalty after her murder charges were lowered.
Natalie Siow Yu Zhen, 22, was one of seven suspects accused of the death of 31-year-old Satheesh Noal Gobidasson at Orchard Towers in Singapore in July.
She shot to the star of the internet after the video surveillance of the fight went viral with many fans calling for her immediate release.
Siow could have received the death penalty as convicted of murder, but on Friday her indictment was demoted to mistreatment.
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Natalie Siow Yu Zhen was one of the seven suspects accused of the death of 31-year-old Satheesh Noal Gobidasson at Orchard Towers in Singapore in July
More than three months after the fatal fight, Siow's indictment was lowered from murder to attack on Friday
According to the local news website Coconuts SingaporeShe was surprised by the unexpected turn of events and cried when she heard it.
The police now claim that she only hit and kicked the 31-year-old on the ground floor of the building.
If she is found guilty of mistreatment, she is sentenced to two years in prison and fined $ 5,000.
Siow left the state courts on Friday accompanied by her father and a friend after she was allowed to walk on a bail of $ 15,000.
Her lawyer, Amarick Gill, told reporters that she is looking forward to going home and spending some time with her family.
& # 39; She will work with the authorities as advised by me. I am grateful that the prosecution has joined my representation, & the lawyer said.
Siow shot to internet starry after her name was released as the only woman involved.
When she was charged with murder, online fans went to Reddit to argue for her release.
After people combed through her profile, some founded a Natalie Siow Yu Zhen fan club to show their support and also to say that they pray for her release.
The police now claim to have beaten and kicked the 31-year-old on the ground floor of the building
& # 39; Release Natalie … freedom and justice for Natalie !!! She is innocent, pure and chio, & a user wrote.
& # 39; She's just an innocent bystander! Support Natalie! Justice for Natalie! & # 39; another wrote.
It is believed that the victim went to the Orchard Towers group to talk to one of them before turning against him.
Orchard Towers is part of the Singaporean red-light district and has the nickname & # 39; Four Floor of Wh ** es & # 39; when sex workers met their customers there.
The violent attack was recorded on CCTV and showed the group of people allegedly attacking Satheesh before being taken to the hospital.
Others originally accused of murder include Tan Hong Sheng, Loo Boon Chong, Tan Sen Yang, Joel Tan Yun Sheng, Chan Jia Xing and And Da Yuan.
They are all between 22 and 28 years old.
Tan Sen Yang, Joel Tan and Ang Da Yuan are the only three still being charged with murder, while an eighth suspect is being investigated.
The violent attack was recorded on CCTV and showed the group of people allegedly attacking Satheesh before being taken to the hospital
As soon as the news spread that she was charged with murder, online fans went to Reddit to argue for her release
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