A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women whose mutilated bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment was on Monday ruled fit to stand trial next year after psychiatric tests. Judge Bina Chainrai ruled that Rurik Jutting, who has undergone two weeks of examinations at the maximum-security Siu Lam psychiatric centre, should be tried for the murder of Seneng Mujiasih and Sumarti Ningsih. Dressed in the same black T-shirt he had worn for his first appearance in the court two weeks ago, the 29-year-old Jutting stood impassively in the dock as the judge made her ruling to a packed, but silent, courtroom.
I’m so tormented. I will never accept that my daughter was tortured until she died. Why must this be my daughter’s fate?
Suratmi, mother of Ningsih
Jutting, who until recently worked as a securities trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is accused of killing the two young women whose bodies were found in his upmarket flat earlier this month. Mujiasih and Ningsih’s bodies were discovered after the Cambridge graduate called police to his flat in the city’s Wanchai district in the early hours of Nov. 1. The two women’s bodies were discovered after the Cambridge graduate called police to his flat in the city’s Wanchai district in the early hours of Nov. 1.