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  1. Man gets life for killing girlfriend to get insurance cash

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An insurance salesman who drowned his girlfriend in Victoria Harbour to pocket a HK$2.8 million life insurance policy he had taken out on her by forging her signature was jailed for life yesterday for murder. In sentencing Chow Wai-kei, 31, and friend Kong Pui-lam, 28, for killing Chow's girlfriend Chen Fan, the judge described their actions as 'the most ...

  2. E.M. Forster: A New Life

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan E.M. Forster: A New Life by Wendy Moffat Bloomsbury HK$143 Fans of E.M. Forster might think they know everything they need to about the writer who gave us A Room ... homosexual relations between men illegal. A New Life presents new material about Forster's great love, a married policeman, as well as a no-holds-barred description of his relationship ...

  3. Driver who murdered ex-lover jailed for life

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A driver who murdered his former girlfriend and dumped her body at the bottom of a water catchment was jailed for life yesterday. Li Hiu-wai, 39, denied the murder of Chan ... and your son will grow up without knowing his father,' the judge said. For reasons known only to Li, he 'snuffed out the life' of Chan, the judge continued. Not only did he kill her, ...

  4. Life and death in Japan

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... the imagination of the British tabloid press that summer- of a missing 21-year-old Briton who worked as a hostess in a bar in Tokyo's sleazy Roppongi district- took on a life of its own in the years ... a family.' Blackman, her family's reaction, the blase attitude of young Western women in Roppongi, the curious background and life of Obara, the police investigation- initially more farce than ...

  5. Three get life for murdering triad leader

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Three men were jailed for life yesterday for murdering a Sun Yee On triad leader- ramming him with a car before stabbing him on the forecourt of the Kowloon Shangri-La hotel. Two ... and the latter by six to one. Yeung was found not guilty of both charges 5-2. Mr Justice Ian Wright jailed the Lees and Lo for life. Murder carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment. A relative ...

  6. Life sentence for stabbing workmate to death

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A man was jailed for life yesterday for stabbing a workmate- who had a close relationship with his former wife- to death. Lau Kai-hoi, 53, was found guilty by a jury in the Court of First Instance of murdering Chan Hon-kay, 53, and wounding ex-wife Tai Fung-yi, 45, with intent in To Kwa Wan on February 24, 2009. Mr Justice Darryl Saw handed down a four-year term ...

  7. Hammer murder husband is jailed for life

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A man who beat his wife to death with a hammer and then attempted to chop up her body was jailed for life yesterday. Lee Koon-fat, 58, who admitted killing Wong Wai-chun, was found guilty at the Court of First Instance of murder after a jury rejected his claim of provocation or manslaughter. The murder took place after he had a row with his 39-year old wife ...

  8. Man jailed for life for killing mother

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man was jailed for life yesterday after being found guilty of murdering his mother when she refused to allow him to move back home. Lo Chun-siu, 26, who had pleaded not guilty, was convicted in the Court of First Instance and given the mandatory life sentence. The unemployed man stabbed Kwok Yuk-kuen, 46, at his parents' Tuen Mun home on June 26 last year. ...

  9. 'King of the south' looking at life in jail

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Chen Shaoji, known as the 'King of South China' for his long-standing clout in Guangdong, was given a suspended death sentence yesterday. Such sentences, which in this case was suspended for two years, are usually commuted to life imprisonment for good behaviour. The Chongqing No 1 Intermediate People's Court said in a verdict issued yesterday morning ...

  10. Prostitutes' killer given life term

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A decorator was convicted and jailed for life for killing two prostitutes in one month last year. In the Court of First Instance, a jury unanimously found Hong Tsz-yin, 25, ... Murder carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment. ...




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