Philippe Graffart, the Belgian fund manager charged with killing his five-year-old son at his apartment in Singapore has been remanded for another four weeks at the Changi Prison Complex for psychiatric assessment to be completed. Graffart appeared in court via video-link on 28 October.
The 41-year-old fund manager at Nordea Investment Management's Singapore division, is charged with killing Keryan Gabriel Cedric Graffart at his 32nd storey flat in Singapore. He is represented by Ramesh Tiwary.
Kim Osborg Nielsen, the general manager of Nordea Private Banking in Singapore was seen in court together with two other company representatives, according to local media. A consular officer from the Belgian Embassy was also present.
It is not known whether Graffart's family members or Keryan's mother were present at court. The case is now scheduled to be heard on 25 November. Graffart faces the death penalty if he is found guilty.
The Belgian was found with self-inflicted injuries outside the Bukit Timah Neighbourbood Police Centre just after 5am local time on 6 October. An hour later, police found Keryan dead at his apartment.
According to Graffart's Facebook page, he joined Nordea Investment Funds in Singapore as executive director in 2010. He is listed as the head of fund distribution, Asia Pacific at Nordea Investment Management on his LinkedIn page where there are glowing recommendations posted by those working at Nordea and Fidelity Investments. He previously worked at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.
Residents at the D'Leedon luxury apartments set up a memorial corner for the five-year-old boy to allow friends and neighbours to offer their condolences.