A SCHIZOPHRENIC chopped his wife after she refused to give him money for treatment in China, the District Court heard yesterday. Cheung Leung-shing, 39, chopped Choi Yuet-fai, 42, several times on the head in their Ma On Shan flat on February 11 last year. He claimed a voice in his head had told him to attack her. The couple's 18-year-old daughter, Eliza, was wounded when she tried to shield her mother. The incident took place soon after relatives paid the family a visit for Lunar New Year and Ms Choi mentioned their financial difficulties. Cheung, who was unemployed, appeared normal when the visitors left. But he became violent after he awoke from a nap, and dragged Ms Choi out of the flat to the corridor. Their daughter intervened. After they returned to the flat, Cheung asked for money for medical fees. Ms Choi refused his request and he fetched the chopper. The woman was treated for deep cuts to her scalp. Other wounds were found on her face, left arm and left hand. Her daughter was also treated for multiple chop wounds. Cheung pleaded guilty to two counts of wounding with intent before Judge Bailey. Linda Ng, in mitigation, said Cheung had been treated for schizophrenia since 1978. He felt his family did not sympathise with his illness. Judge Bailey adjourned sentencing until January 24 pending a psychiatric report.