British Banker Appears in Hong Kong Court Accused of Killing Two Women

TIME

A British banker charged with murdering two young women in his luxury apartment in Hong Kong, leaving one of the bodies to decompose in a suitcase on the balcony for days, appeared in a local court on Monday.

Rurik George Caton Jutting, a 29-year-old British national, is accused of killing one woman on Oct. 27 and murdering another on Nov. 1, according to court documents. Both women were found dead with cuts to their necks in the banker’s apartment in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong Island.

Jutting, wearing all black and escorted into the courthouse in a police van, did not ask for bail at his brief appearance in court. Martyn Richmond, a duty lawyer representing Jutting, said outside court that his client was cooperating with the police investigation.

“He fully understands the charges against him,” said Richmond.

Police said that Jutting called officers to his 31st-floor apartment…

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