Banker accused of committing gruesome murders to go to trial

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The bodies of the two women were found in the banker's 31st floor apartment.

ITV News reports that the trial of a British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong is due to start next year.

Surrey-born Rurik Jutting is charged with the grim murders of Sumarti Ningsih on 27th October last year and Seneng Mujiash on 1st November.

The bodies of the two women were found in Jutting's 31st floor apartment in the Wan Chai district on 1st November.

The Telegraph reports that 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.

The Cambridge University graduate, who was 29 when he was charged in November, faces life in prison if convicted.

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