Girlfriend Shirley Sarmiento and neighbor Michael William Goodwin, right, of the late American scientist Shane Truman Todd, leave the Subordinate Courts of Singapore on Monday, May 13,

 

              Girlfriend Shirley Sarmiento and neighbor Michael William Goodwin, right, of the late American scientist Shane Truman Todd, leave the Subordinate Courts of Singapore on Monday, May 13,
Girlfriend Shirley Sarmiento and neighbor Michael William Goodwin, right, of the late American scientist Shane Truman Todd, leave the Subordinate Courts of Singapore on Monday, May 13, 2013 in Singapore. Singapore has opened a coroner's inquiry into the death of Todd, with evidence pointing to an alleged suicide case which was consistently refuted by his parents and drew queries from U.S. senators. The inquest which is described as a "fact-finding process," was held by the Singapore authorities to investigate and determine the circumstances surrounding Todd's death. Sarmiento, a nurse who first discovered his body, was the first witness to take to the stand on Monday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)