Banker saw vic­tim as ‘sim­ply prey’

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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

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