Guards charged over death in custody
Three prison guards were arrested yesterday after the death of a Taiwanese detainee at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. The 33-year-old man, accused of a HK$70,000 phone scam, was found injured and unconscious in an isolation cell in August 2009 and declared dead shortly after. The officers are due in court today charged with wounding.
Surplus already HK$102b and still two months to go
A January surplus of HK$43 billion brought the cumulative surplus for the first 10 months of the financial year to HK$102.5 billion, the government said. The financial chief predicted last month that the year's surplus would be HK$66.7 billion.
Woman killed as burglar silenced her screams
A woman thief killed an elderly lady who walked in on her when she covered her mouth to stop her from screaming, the Court of First Instance heard. Mainlander Lou Fudi, 49, admitted the manslaughter of Lee Wai-lan at Lee's Kwai Chung flat in October 2011. She was detained for sentencing on March 7.
Trio lured two women to motel and raped them
Debt collectors Choi Wing-kwok, 22, Cheung Kam-tat, 29, and Yau Chi-man, 23, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to rape and false imprisonment. They acted together to lure two debtors to a Lamma Island motel, lock them up and rape them. They were remanded in custody for sentencing on March 9.