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British banker charged with murder in bloody killings at Hong Kong highrise

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British banker charged with murder in bloody killings at Hong Kong highrise
British banker charged with murder in bloody killings at Hong Kong highrise

Hong Kong, 3 Nov, 2014 :A British banker is facing murder charges in Hong Kong over the killing of two women in an upscale apartment in the city’s central district of Wan Chai — where one of the victims was discovered stuffed inside a suitcase on the apartment balcony.

The suspect, a 29-year-old man identified as Rurik Jutting, appeared before a magistrates’ court in Hong Kong on Monday facing two charges of murder.

Wearing black-rimmed glasses, a black t-shirt, and dark jeans, he was not handcuffed and responded “I do” when asked by the court clerk if he understood the charges against him. He didn’t enter a plea.

Authorities said they were called to the highrise apartment in the popular nightlife district of Wan Chai early Saturday morning by the suspect.

They first discovered a woman lying inside the residence, identified by local media as a disc jockey at a neighborhood pub who is 25 to 30 years old. She had visible cuts on her body and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a police statement.

Officers then discovered the body of another woman, with wounds on her neck, stuffed inside a suitcase on the apartment’s balcony.

The second victim was identified as Sumarti Ningsih, according to court documents, which said she had been killed on October 27. Sumarti was a 25-year-old Indonesian woman who entered Hong Kong last month on a tourist visa, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.

The other woman wasn’t identified. Court documents said she’d been killed on Saturday.

When they arrived at the apartment, police discovered a gruesome scene with the residence covered in blood, the newspaper reported. One of the victims was found with “her throat slashed.”

Police said they arrested the suspect after finding a knife at the scene.

Court documents gave his occupation as a “banker” for Bank of America in Hong Kong.

Paul Scanlon, a spokesman for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, said that a person named Rurik Jutting had worked there but left the bank recently. He declined to comment further on the case.

Source CNN News

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