Container driver suspected of killing wife ‘looked upset’ on finding out about her infidelity

Son tells High Court his father still sought to save family and asked him to persuade his mother to end her affair

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 July, 2016, 9:11pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 July, 2016, 10:16pm

A container driver who allegedly killed his wife about two years ago had looked upset after the discovery of her unfaithfulness, the High Court heard yesterday.

But Wong Fung, 52, had still wanted to save his family by asking his married son to intervene and persuade the mother into leaving her secret lover, the court heard.

The father denied one charge of murder after he purportedly killed Wong Lei, 54, at their Sun Hui home in Tuen Mun on September 12, 2014.

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The autopsy found neck injuries on the woman but how exactly she was killed remains to be determined.

Giving evidence on the first day of his father’s trial, Wong Yim-pang recalled that he received a phone call from the senior Wong on September 8, 2014 – four days before the alleged violence.

When they met, his father looked very sad and cried when he said that he saw his wife with another man, the son told the court.

There were problems in their relationship
Wong Wai-kuen, daughter of murder suspect Wong Fung

Wong told his son the couple had talked about divorce and the division of assets, the court heard.

The son, who had moved out for years, said that his father asked him to persuade the mother to end her affair. When asked how he would describe his parents’ relationship, the younger Wong said: “Average.”

Wong Fung’s daughter Wong Wai-kuen, who is about 24 this year, testified on the same day, after her brother.

She also said their parents’ relationship was average but also “complicated”. “There were problems in their relationship,” the young woman told the court.

She said they had sometimes quarrelled in her presence.

“My father has a temper. I have sometimes seen him throwing things at home when he was agitated,” the daughter said.

But she said her father once suggested to her that the family have a meal together, but the gathering never took place as a result of the killing, the court heard.

Private investigator Chiang Chi-fai, who was hired by the father to follow his wife and her alleged lover, told the court that he once observed Wong Lei and her lover meeting at the Hong Kong International Airport and heading together to Tuen Mun beforeparting company afterwards.

But the 54-year-old woman and her alleged lover did not engage in any intimate acts when Chiang was following them, the court heard.

The private detective advised Wong not to pursue the matter further, but the container driver insisted on knowing more about the background of his wife’s supposed lover. Wong had wanted him to collect evidence that the man was a playboy and was seeing other women, Chiang said.

Earlier in the trial, Wong Wing, the alleged third party, told the court that he had dated Wong Lei since 2013.

The hearing continues today before Deputy Judge Michael ­Stuart-Moore.