Ac­cused killer found dead in de­ten­tion cell

The National - News - - WORLD NEWS - Agen­cies

Hong Kong au­thor­i­ties said yes­ter­day that a South Korean busi­ness­man ac­cused of mur­der­ing his wife and son killed him­self while in cus­tody. The man was found un­con­scious in his cell at a de­ten­tion cen­tre. His name was not given but me­dia re­ports iden­ti­fied him as Kim Min-ho. Kim was found with a bed sheet wrapped around his neck and was taken to a hos­pi­tal, where he was pro­nounced dead. Po­lice had ar­rested Kim, 43, in Jan­uary for al­legedly killing his wife and son at Hong Kong’s RitzCarl­ton ho­tel. Me­dia said he was chief ex­ec­u­tive of the South Korean fran­chise of the Rocky Moun­tain Choco­late Fac­tory. He was due to ap­pear in court on May 23.

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