Ex-BofA banker murder trial latest

Hong Kong

The banker faces life in prison if convicted.

Rurik Jutting, the former Bank of America employee charged with murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, had his case adjourned till May 8.

Bloomberg News reports that Jutting said he understood the charges, amended to name the second alleged victim, read to him at the Eastern Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Magistrate Jason Wan rejected an application for today’s costs by Jutting’s lawyer, who said the prosecution rushed the case, with its 'grave and serious allegations', when it wasn’t ready.

The Cambridge University graduate, who was 29 when he was charged in November, faces life in prison if convicted. Jutting is accused of killing Sumarti Ningsih, 23, on October 27 and Seneng Mujiasih, 29, on November 1 at his upscale apartment in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district. No plea was entered today. Jutting’s lawyer Michael Vidler told reporters after the hearing that a plea is not normally entered at this stage.

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Jutting’s Hong Kong Double-Murder Case Adjourned Till May 8

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