Hunghom youths vented angst in repeated beatings of older neighbour who they saw as easy prey Two youths who subjected their older neighbour to systematic beatings to vent their anger were jailed for life yesterday for his murder. A third youth received a 25-year sentence. Lee Kwan-kong, 21, and Mach Sindy, 22, each received a mandatory life sentence for the murder of Yung Cho-hing, 42, at the Court of First Instance. Lam Wai-kit, 18, was jailed for 25 years as he was under the age of 18 at the time of the murder. The victim had more than 70 bruises over his body and multiple rib fractures. Police found Yung's body in a back lane in Hunghom and were able to trace the victim's identity and home address after his killers left his house key in his pocket. The three were also charged along with two accomplices - Jessica Li Wai-yan, 23, and Leung Pui-ki, 21 - with conspiracy to pervert the course of public justice, relating to their attempt to dispose of the body. Mrs Justice Verina Bokhary delivered the following sentences on the conspiracy charges: Lee, three years and four months; Mach, three years; Lam, two years, eight months; Li, four years; Leung, two years and three months. The court heard the beating took place at a flat in Chatham Road North, Hunghom, on March 31 last year. During the Court of First Instance trial, the jury heard a video-taped interview in which Lee, the ringleader of the beating, told police their victim was an easy target to bully. He told two police officers they had beaten Yung on several occasions between December 2002 and March last year. Lee told the police Yung was beaten in a bid to vent their anger caused by work pressure. 'There were too many troubles in life so we took out our spite on Yung,' he was heard saying. 'Every [previous] time, we stopped just at the right time.' He also said Yung was easy to bully as he never hit back and was described as being quiet and timid in nature. 'I felt that he did not know how to resist,' Lee told police during the taped interview. He said on the day of the killing, he asked Yung to come to the flat at around 9am. The court heard Lee and Lam then took turns beating Yung with a water pipe, a mop handle and fists. The attack lasted for about 45 minutes. Lee then went to bed until 1.30pm, when Yung was found dead in the sitting room, the court was told.