Banker saw victim as ‘simply prey’
HONG KONG: British banker Rurik Jutting, who is accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his Hong Kong flat, described one of the victims as “simply prey”, his trial has heard.
Jutting has admitted killing two Indonesian women whose bodies were found in his flat in 2014, but has pleaded not guilty to two murder charges on the grounds of diminished responsibility. If convicted, he faces life in prison.
On the killing of Sumarti Ningsih, 23, the court hear Jutting told police: “Progressively I went from hitting her quite lightly to hitting her quite hard to abusing her very badly. I think she felt the threat of death. It escalated. It got out of hand.”
When questioned by police over the second victim, 26-yearold Seneng Mujiasih, the court were told that Jutting said: “She was very brave... She was struggling, she was resisting, she was shouting.
“I don’t know why I chose her. I’ve never met her before. She was simply prey... I was hunting for prey.”
The former securities trader also told police he had increased his cocaine consumption in the six weeks before the killings. – The Independent