An abused and neglected son who bludgeoned his brutal father to death after an argument then burned the body was jailed for 41/2 years yesterday. Mr Justice Frank Stock said Chan Hon-fai, 21, had been dealt 'nothing but depravity, disappointment and neglect' in his life and harboured feelings of resentment and hostility. Chan snapped after a dispute with his 48-year-old father, Chan Kot, on April 9, 1994. He attacked him with an exercise pole in their Kwun Tong flat, then burned the body. Mr Justice Stock said he had taken account of Chan's guilty plea to manslaughter and his remorse. He had also considered the history of abuse, well documented by Social Welfare workers. Chan's lawyer, Charlotte Draycott, told the High Court the father had repeatedly tried to absolve himself of parental responsibility by placing his son in a foster home or locking him out of their home. Chan's appeals for affection as he grew older were rejected. 'His father never showed him affection. The only time he ever laid hands on him was to hit him,' the judge said.