HK murder trial date set for British banker


HONG KONG: A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women who were found mutilated in his upscale Hong Kong apartment will face trial next year for the killings. Rurik Jutting, a 30-year-old former Bank of America Merrill Lynch employee, has been charged with two counts of murder and is yet to enter a formal plea. In a brief hearing at Hong Kong’s High Court on Wednesday the trial date was set for October 25, 2016 — two years after the killings. Jutting, who did not appear in court, will face a jury trial, which is set to take 20 days. Jutting would face life in prison if convicted of the murder charges.  Seneng Mujiasih and Sumarti Ningsih, both in their 20s, were found dead in Jutting’s flat in the early hours of November 1, 2014 after he called police to the scene.



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