Victim ‘tortured for days’ by British murder accused
A HONG Kong court heard yesterday how British banker Rurik Jutting tortured one of his victims for three days as the trial opened into the killings of two Indonesian women at his upscale apartment.
Mr Jutting, 31, had earlier yesterday pleaded “not guilty” to two counts of murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He instead pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The prosecution rejected the lesser plea.
The court heard Mr Jutting filmed both women on his iPhone and jurors were warned by judge Michael StuartMoore that the footage was “very shocking indeed”.
Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, both in their 20s, were found dead in Jutting’s flat in the early hours of November 1, 2014, after he called police.
Prosecutor John Reading said Ms Ningsih was tortured for three days at Mr Jutting’s apartment in Wan Chai, where expensive homes lie close to a red-light district. Mr Jutting then killed her in the shower with a serrated knife, Mr Reading said.
Ms Ningsih who was in Hong