A Braemar Hill murderer seeking a fixed-term sentence will have to wait more than two months to learn his fate after the High Court adjourned his case yesterday, pending investigation of claims that he had been willing to plead guilty. Cheung Yau-hang, 16 when convicted with four co-defendants of murdering Kenneth McBride, 17, and Nicola Myers, 18, in April 1985, was jailed without a fixed term. But a court decision in 2002 and new legislation this year entitles him to a minimum or fixed-term sentence. Cheung will learn his fate on February 25. Government prosecutor Darryl Saw SC told the Court of First Instance Cheung had made three critical claims that had to be verified before they could be accepted. Cheung said he had been willing to plead guilty and give evidence. But when the prosecution chose his co-accused as a witness over him, his lawyer advised him not to plead guilty. But Mr Saw said documentary proof was necessary. Reports have been published in the media about a letter from the family of a victim pleading for clemency or saying they had forgiven Cheung, but Mr Saw told the court that press reports could not be relied on as evidence in court. Cheung also said his role in the crime was the same as that of co-accused Won Sam-lung - who had pleaded guilty and given evidence - and that the two had been forced to take part in the murders. Won was released from jail in September. Mr Justice Pang Kin-kee said that as the points were of material importance to his decision, they needed to be verified and therefore he adjourned the hearing.