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Hong Kong woman faces murder charge after being found semi-conscious next to dead man in hotel room

  • Cheung Yin-king, 59, is accused of killing Chu Wai-kwun, 62, at The Charterhouse on Wan Chai Road
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 December, 2018, 3:32pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 December, 2018, 3:37pm

A Hong Kong woman who was found semi-conscious beside a dead man in a Hong Kong hotel room last week faced a murder charge in court on Wednesday.

Prosecutors accused housewife Cheung Yin-king, 59, of murdering Chu Wai-kwun, 62, at The Charterhouse on Wan Chai Road between December 19 and 20.

Police said last Thursday the man was certified dead at the scene while Cheung was found semi-conscious.

She was then sent to nearby Ruttonjee Hospital for treatment.

Man found dead in hotel room with semi-conscious woman

On Wednesday, Cheung appeared nervous in her first court appearance before Principal Magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen at the Eastern Court, her eyes flickering across the room before settling on a few members in the public gallery.

She was not required to take plea after she indicated that she understood the allegations.

Her lawyer did not apply for bail.

The case was adjourned to March 20 next year after prosecutors requested for more time for police investigations.

Murder carries a life sentence in Hong Kong.