Victim ‘probably strangled’, Hong Kong court hears in trial of man who allegedly murdered unfaithful wife

Forensic pathologist says Wong Lei, 54, died of asphyxiation caused by pressure on her neck

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 July, 2016, 4:17pm
UPDATED : Friday, 29 July, 2016, 4:17pm

An unfaithful wife allegedly killed by her driver husband was probably strangled, the High Court heard on Friday.

Forensic pathologist Dr Foo Ka-chung said Wong Lei, 54, died of asphyxiation caused by pressure on her neck.

The expert was giving evidence in the trial of Wong Fung, who denied one charge of murder after he purportedly killed his wife at their Sun Hui home in Tuen Mun on September 12, 2014.

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Apart from multiple abrasions and lacerations found on the woman’s body, there was also a faint bruise on her neck.

“It’s blunt force trauma,” Foo said.

Either a soft fabric towel or bare hands could have inflicted that kind of injury, he told the court.

The woman also seemed to have struggled before she died, the expert said.

The court earlier heard Wong Lei had begun an affair since 2013, and that her husband was upset when he learned of the fact.

But Wong Fung had still wanted to save his family by asking his married son to intervene and persuade the mother of two into leaving her secret lover.

The hearing continues next week before Deputy Judge Michael Stuart-Moore.