Hong Kong double murder case adjourned for two weeks

Hong Kong

The double-murder case of former Bank of America employee Rurik Jutting was adjourned for two weeks in Hong Kong pending psychiatric reports on his ability to plead.

Bloomberg News reports that Eastern Court Magistrate Bina Chainrai scheduled November 24 for Jutting’s next appearance at the request of prosecutor Louise Wong, who told the court today there hadn’t been a reconstruction of the murders yet as the 29-year-old didn’t consent.

The Cambridge University graduate faces life in prison if convicted of the murders of Indonesian women Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih. He’s charged with killing Ningsih, 23, on October 27 and Mujiasih, 29, on November 1 at his upscale apartment in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district. One of his lawyers, Tim Parker, said Jutting hadn’t yet consented to the video reconstruction as the defense hadn’t taken full instructions from him to advise him.

Chainrai reminded Jutting, wearing a black t-shirt saying ‘New York,’ to do so, and he told the court he understood.

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Jutting Murder Case Adjourned Pending Psychiatric Reports

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