Hong Kong double murder suspect may be schizophrenic

Hong Kong

Hong Kong police are investigating whether the British banker accused of slaughtering two prostitutes is schizophrenic, it was claimed today.

The Daily Mail reports that Rurik Jutting, originally from Cobham, Surrey, England, faces two charges of murder after police called to his flat found one woman with her throat slashed and another stuffed in a suitcase.

Cambridge-educated Jutting, 29, was earlier this week sent for two weeks of psychiatric tests to determine whether he's fit to stand trial.

But now the police inquiry has been reshaped by the suggestion he had been receiving treatment for schizophrenia before he even arrived in Hong Kong a year ago, reports The Times.

Detectives were working on an understanding that Jutting was first diagnosed with mental illness in his early 20s, said the paper, which cited sources 'close to the inquiry'.

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Hong Kong police investigate if British banker is schizophrenic: Claims trader charged with two murders had been undergoing treatment since moving there a year ago

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