The Root Of All Evil
He was rich, successful – and a sick killer. The details may shock you...
Nobody could claim Rurik Jutting wasn’t given the bestpossible start in life. Born to wealthy parents, he grew up in a Grade-ii listed mansion in a leafy part of Surrey. His home was the inspiration for Toad Hall in the classic book The Wind in the Willows.
It’s reported that Rurik’s mum doted on him, frequently telling him he was ‘special’.
She called him Rurik because it means ‘great leader’ and was the name of a Russian prince.
Jutting went to an expensive prep school, then on to a £30,000 a year boarding school.
Bright and capable, he was awarded a place at Peterhouse college in Cambridge, where he studied Law and History.
The high life
After graduating, Jutting got a job as a London banker. And in July 2013, he was offered a £350,000 role in Hong Kong.
There, he enjoyed the high life.
His favourite way to splash the cash was by hiring up to eight prostitutes at a time and staying with them in £400-a-night hotel rooms.
He also watched violent pornography, drank heavily and snorted cocaine.
It didn’t take long for his life to take a downward spiral.
Hooked on drugs, Jutting started seeking increasingly violent sexual images online, even subscribing to one website featuring women being tortured.
Narcotics and pornography began to distort his sense of reality.
He began to fantasise about kidnapping, torturing and murdering young women.
Then, in October 2014, he quit his job, with plans to turn his fantasies into reality.
Days later, Jutting picked up a 23-year-old Indonesian prostitute, Sumarti Ningsih, in a local bar.
A mum desperate for cash, she went with Jutting to his luxury high-rise apartment in Hong Kong’s red-light district.
But, once inside, Sumarti became his prisoner.
Jutting repeatedly raped Sumarti and subjected her to unimaginable torture, using pliers on her nipples and whipping her with a belt. He also tied her up and shaved off her eyebrows to ‘dehumanise’ her.
For three days, Sumarti was used and abused – until Jutting finally had enough and decided to kill her. But he did it in the most undignified way possible. He forced Sumarti to lick clean a dirty toilet bowl, threatening to kill her if she didn’t. Afterwards, he slit her throat with a knife. When that didn’t kill her instantly, he dragged her into the shower and hacked
away at her neck until she was almost completely decapitated.
Even more shockingly, he filmed the whole thing.
‘This is the first person I have ever killed. I murdered her, I cut her throat in the bathroom,’ he says to camera. ‘She was my property and there to please me.
‘I thought it would be easy. It would have been easier to strangle her. Now my bathroom is a f*cking mess.’
In the chilling clips, he confesses he’s high on cocaine.
Jutting also says he wanted it to be as ‘inhumane as possible’ and fantasised about gouging out the eyes of his victims.
Once sober, Jutting wrapped Sumarti’s body in plastic, stuffed it in a suitcase and left it to rot on his balcony.
Now bloodthirsty again, he looked for his next victim.
Jutting went out to another bar and persuaded Seneng
Mujiasih, 26, to come to his apartment.
Seneng would send money she earned from sex work back to her family in Indonesia, which they used to pay for medicine for her elderly mum.
Jutting planned to harm her in the same way he had Sumarti, and had his torture instruments ready – including a sex toy wrapped in sandpaper and a blowtorch. Sickening.
However, his plan went awry when Seneng spotted a gag made from rope and a condom and began to scream.
Jutting stuffed her face into a pillow and threatened to kill her if she wasn’t quiet.
When she carried on shouting, he slit her throat.
With Seneng’s bloody corpse lying in his flat, reality hit.
He called his mother and the police to say he was in trouble.
When officers searched his flat soon after, they found the remains of both women and
he was charged with murder.
In court, Jutting denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility, due to the ‘industrial quantities’ of cocaine he’d taken, but he admitted manslaughter.
During the trial, four top psychiatrists were called in to explain how such a well-to-do young man could carry out such heinous crimes.
They said he had narcissistic personality disorder and was a sexual sadist. This, combined with his addictions, turned him into a warped killer.
However, Jutting was
deemed fit to stand trial and was convicted of both murders. He was ordered to spend the rest of his life in jail in Hong Kong.
Judge Mr Justice StuartMoore said the words ‘evil’ and ‘monster’ weren’t enough to describe Jutting’s character.
‘This must rank as one of the most horrific murder cases to come before the court in Hong Kong,’ he said. ‘There are insufficient superlatives to describe what was done to Sumarti Ningsih and what he had in mind for Seneng Mujiasih,’ he said.
Rurik Jutting has appealed his conviction
Once inside the flat, she became Jutting’s prisoner
On right: the balcony of his luxury Hong Kong apartment ed: Deprav Jutting Rurik
VICTIMS: Seneng... ...AND SUMARTI