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Rurik Jutting double murder trial

‘I was in a state of extreme sexual aggression,’ British banker Rurik Jutting tells police in video shown on trial’s fourth day

Hong Kong court hears murder suspect had up to six ropes prepared for first alleged victim

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 October, 2016, 1:30pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 27 October, 2016, 11:50pm

Warning: the following article contains graphic descriptions of violence


A British banker on trial for the double murder of two Indonesians told police he had up to six ropes prepared for his first victim, whom the court heard he allegedly tortured for three days before killing her two years ago.

The High Court jury also heard Rurik Jutting, 31, recount in video-recorded police interviews played in court on Thursday that he used his “largest knife” to kill his second victim.

Jutting has denied two counts of murder for killing Sumarti Ningsih, 23, and Seneng Mujiasih, 26.

During the investigation he was asked to identify a number of tools found in his flat in Wan Chai.

‘She was the kind of girl I’d have a proper relationship with,’ British banker Rurik Jutting tells police in video shown on trial’s third day

“For Alice, I had maybe five to six ropes,” he said, referring to Sumarti, whose full name he did not know.

Inspector Tsoi Mei-fung asked him in one interview: “Why did you tie her up?”

Jutting replied that Sumarti was held “three days captive against her will” in his flat.

“I was in a state of extreme sexual aggression,” he said.

He was also asked to identify at least three knives found in the flat, one of which was stained with blood.

“Okay, that’s the knife I used to kill A,” he said, referring to Seneng, whose name he did not know.

Tsoi continued: “Why did you recognise it?”

“It was the largest of the knives,” he replied.

Other items he was asked to identify in the interviews were a belt that he said was used to hit Sumarti’s thighs and buttocks and a pair of pliers.

“Those pliers I used to torture her,” he said. “I used it to clamp her nipples.”

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Jutting was also asked to identify duct tape, zip ties and electronic sex toys. When he was shown those items, he said had bought them but had never used them.

The court heard in a separate interview that a drug dealer was selling him cocaine daily in the three weeks leading up to his arrest on November 1, 2014. Each pack was worth HK$1,000.

“I did use large amounts of it,” he added. 

The jury trial continues before deputy High Court judge Mr Justice Michael Stuart-Moore on Monday, with the defence opening its case.