Robbery/ murder suspect wanted $20,000 for medical treatment
29-year-old Zhang Qinghua at his arraignment on Monday told the examining judge that he was supposed to receive $20,000 from 44-year-old Ye Xiang Xiang, owner of a car parts and tire shop located along the Coesewijnestraat. He claimed that he had already been paid $10,000. Zhang Qinghua claims that he entered Suriname illegally via neighboring Guyana 3 years ago. He was hired by the victim and told that he would receive $10,000 annually. But he had not receive payment for 2 years’ of labor. He claimed that he wanted the money for medical treatment. The suspect reportedly has a tumor in his head. On the day of the robbery/ murder he was in the victim’s home to take the money but the woman caught him red-handed. He then cut the woman’s throat with a knife. Police reports indicate that the woman was found dead in the building. The suspect claims that it was never his intention to kill her. The suspect’s defense attorney, Vishal Rambharos, confirmed that his client’s detention has been extended with 30 days and pointed out that his client is ill because of the tumor. Rambharos will request a psychological and psychiatric report. The suspect has reportedly confessed to having killed the woman.