Vic­tim ‘tor­tured for days’ by Bri­tish mur­der ac­cused

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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

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