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English Criminal Law

Abused wife who beat husband to death with hammer cleared of murder

A woman who beat her husband to death with a hammer, after years of an unhappy arranged marriage, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for six years yesterday.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 4:14am

Killer driver's appeal rejected

A 24-year-old US student who accidentally killed a taxi driver during a drunken road altercation cannot appeal against his manslaughter conviction, three appeal court judges ruled yesterday.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Victim support

If it is to succeed, the criminal justice system needs the fullest co-operation of the victims of crime. Victims must, therefore, from the outset of their cases to their conclusion, receive the support of the police, prosecutors and courts.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Prostitute murder convictions quashed

The convictions of a man sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering two prostitutes were quashed yesterday.

Hong Tsz-yin, 26, faces a retrial after the Court of Appeal ruled that the trial judge, Madam Justice Maggie Poon Man-kay, erred in her direction to the jury as she summed up evidence in the case.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Man denies murdering wife in acid attack

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jail term slashed for mother who killed her children

A Tuen Mun mother who asphyxiated two of her children in a failed suicide attempt had her jail term reduced yesterday from seven years to four years.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Accidental killer of father to do 180 hours of community service

A man who shook his elderly father because the bedridden man had difficulty passing motion has been sentenced to 180 hours of community service for killing the 76-year-old.

Tse Kam-fai, 38, has since been diagnosed with a mental illness.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

No plea from guard over gun blast in mall

The security guard who allegedly fired his shotgun into the ceiling of Style House mall in Causeway Bay on Sunday appeared in Eastern Court yesterday. Still dressed in his Guardforce uniform, Play Boy Choy Chi-wai 36, did not enter a plea to shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Acting principal magistrate Amanda Woodcock adjourned the case to December 1.

7 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Six now charged with attack on prosecutor

A sixth man accused of an acid attack on a prosecutor was charged in Eastern Court. Lai Kwok-leung, 37, joined five already charged with conspiracy to throw corrosive fluid with intent to do grievous bodily harm, for attacking Neil Mitchell outside the District Court on October 27. Mitchell was said to have been acting in a money laundering case. The six are next in court on January 27.

31 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Policeman guilty of punching suspect

A police sergeant who punched a suspect so hard that the man needed reconstructive surgery to his skull was convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm. Thom Wing-hong, 49, was found guilty at Kowloon City Court. He attacked Lik Sin-wan on May 11 last year inside Yau Ma Tei police station. Sentencing was adjourned to December 21.

28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

University teacher convicted of assault

A City University English instructor was found guilty of assaulting a woman who had been standing on the left side of an escalator. Andre Buitendag, 52, was convicted in Eastern Court of assault occasioning actual bodily harm for hurting Cheng Lai-che, 51. He had pleaded not guilty. Sentencing is on August 12.

30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Journalist denies assaulting colleague

A journalist pleaded not guilty in Eastern Court yesterday to a charge of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. Lim Siong Hoon, 52, an editor of the Hong Kong Economic Times, is accused of attacking colleague Ho Hon-yue at the newspaper's office in North Point on June 5. Principal Magistrate Garry Tallentire adjourned the hearing to September 26.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Pet shop owner's sentence upheld

A pet shop owner jailed for seven years for inflicting horrific wounds on an employee had her sentence upheld by the Court of Appeal. Chan Pui-mun, 32, was jailed in 2004 after being found guilty in the District Court of 14 charges, including assault occasioning bodily harm, wounding and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

21 May 2008 - 12:00am

Court rules assault on pop star malicious

The man who hurled a bottle that hit pop star Fiona Sit Hoi-kei on the forehead never meant to harm her but just wanted to attract her attention, Kowloon City Court was told yesterday.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Knifing charge reduced over 'psychosis'

The prosecution has reduced the charge against an Indian seaman for stabbing the 77-year-old mother of a reformed former triad at a hospital after his defence reported he had mental problems, the District Court heard yesterday.

The woman died later.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am