A man accused of murdering a 16-year-old compensated-dating girl last year and flushing her chopped remains down the toilet said yesterday that he had wept during a police interview because he thought of the family who had 'lost their daughter'. Ting Kai-tai, 24, who claims he was so dazed by drugs that he forgot how the girl ended up dead in his bed, also told the Court of First Instance he now realised the danger of drugs. Ting told the jury he had consumed Ecstasy and ketamine the previous night and in the morning before he found Kiki Wong Ka-mui dead on the afternoon of April 27 last year. Saying he had totally forgotten what happened to her, he denied murdering her but admitted decapitating and dismembering the body. Questioned by lawyer Finny Chan Fei-nai, Ting said he was not pretending when he shed tears as he told police during an interview how he dismembered the girl. 'There was no need for me to put on a show. [I wept because] I thought some people had lost their daughter because I had asked her to come to my home.' In a video-recorded interview with police, shown to the jury earlier, Ting said he could vaguely remember telephoning Kiki Wong - whom he met through a compensated-dating website - to go to his Sham Shui Po home in the afternoon to have sex with him. But he claimed he 'totally forgot' how she ended up dead in his bed because he was so dazed by the drugs he took the previous night. He could only remember he had 'gripped her neck for one to two minutes' when they played very 'vigorously' in bed before he passed out. Yesterday, Ting said he believed he fell unconscious at that time because the drugs began to take effect, adding that he and the victim had snorted ketamine before they went to bed. Insisting he did not know what caused the death, Ting said he had no reason to kill her because she was a stranger and she did not offend him. Prosecutor Derek Lai Kim-wah suggested Ting had stolen money from the girl after he found her dead. Ting told the court he had taken HK$3,400 from her wallet but did not know if that should be regarded as stealing. Denying he asked the girl to go to his place to rob her, Ting said he had no financial problem at the time and he would not kill someone for HK$3,400. He admitted he later spent the money but he was not sure whether he had spent it on drugs. Ting said he earned about HK$20,000 a month by running a small store selling soft toys in Sham Shui Po and selling duty-not-paid cigarettes. He said he liked taking drugs, drinking, going to discos with friends and sometimes visiting prostitutes. He spent about HK$10,000 a month on drugs and drinking. He said he had on some occasions lost his memory and consciousness after consuming drugs with alcohol. Mr Lai suggested Ting could not have been frightened or confused when he found the girl dead because he had been able to dismember the body and carry the head by bus to Kowloon City Pier to dump it. The court heard Ting had beheaded the body, chopped the flesh into small pieces and flushed them down the toilet before dumping the bones at a market and the head in the sea. Ting told Mr Lai he had calmed himself down when he started to handle the body because he wanted to 'fix it as soon as possible'. The trial before Mr Justice Alan Wright continues today.