Confession in sex killing questioned

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 March, 2008, 12:00am

The lawyer of the man accused of murdering the fourth prostitute last week in North Point says he will dispute the legality of his client's confession. Magistrate Symon Wong Yu-wing adjourned the case to Eastern Court on Friday when the defendant, Lam Pui-fung, 30, appeared yesterday in Sha Tin Court. The prosecution told the court that Lam had admitted suffocating Tam Siu-fong on March 16 in an Electric Road flat, where she had a one-woman brothel. But Lam's lawyer said the confession was allegedly made under threats from six police officers.