An heiress to the Bossini apparel chain feared she would be killed by her kidnappers last year as they doubted her father would pay a multimillion-dollar ransom for her release, mainland court documents showed yesterday. Queenie Rosita Law, granddaughter of late Bossini founder Law Ting-pong, revealed details in a statement to Guangdong public security officials that was used as evidence in the trial of her six kidnappers and two others accused of covering up illegal proceeds. The trial, at Shenzhen Intermediate Court, ended yesterday. Hong Kong man among nine standing trial in Shenzhen over kidnapping of Bossini heiress Queenie Rosita Law While all the eight defendants pleaded guilty, a defence lawyer warned of a grave injustice if a ninth suspect, arrested in Hong Kong, ended up getting a “significantly different” sentence. Law was abducted from her home near Clearwater Bay Road last April and kept in a cave for four days before being freed for a ransom of HK$28 million. Recalling the fear and isolation, she told mainland investigators she feared for her life at one stage of her ordeal. “The kidnappers initially did not know if my father would really pay the ransom,” her statement read. “I assured them my father would pay them.” After she had a phone call with her father, arranged by the kidnappers, “one of them turned very angry … I feared they would kill me”, Law said. “The kidnappers told me, ‘Your father gave us a difficult question. He wanted to simultaneously give money and take you back. But there could be police officers around,’” she told mainland investigators. “I assured them my father would not call the police.” Law’s mother, Ng Shun-yee, also gave a statement on the same trip with her daughter to assist in the mainland investigation. Ng was in another room when Law was abducted by the gang in the middle of the night. She only found out when their domestic helper knocked on her door. She came out of the room and found a man whom she had never met before tied up in their home. He turned out to be Casper Chien, Law’s boyfriend who was with Law in her bedroom when the kidnappers burst in. The mother told investigators that while Law’s safe was opened, “there was still a HK$1 million diamond necklace left [untouched]”. Procedural disputes arose in court yesterday before the trial ended. Mao Xiaobing, one of the accused, questioned the value of the goods they seized, saying police officers only gave him something to sign without explaining he was verifying the theft of jewellery. Prosecutors said the first defendant, You Dunkui, should be “seriously punished” because he had proposed and organised the kidnapping. Bossini heiress kidnap inspired by renovation worker who spotted sports cars at Queenie Law’s home, court told Pleading for a lenient sentence, You, who had earlier been jailed in Hong Kong for robbery, told the court he had been forthcoming with his testimony. Wang Zongyue, lawyer for the second defendant, Wang Yukun, noted that Hong Kong’s judiciary would handle a separate case related to the Shenzhen trial. “If the defendant involved in the Hong Kong case is to be given a significantly different sentence from these defendants here, that would be a grave injustice,” the lawyer said. His client was friendly to Law when she was abducted, he said. “He asked her what she wanted to eat, and then immediately went downhill to buy it for her. They chatted with each other about life, love and school.” The judges adjourned the case for sentencing. The others charged with kidnapping are Xiong Denghui, Zhang Aojiang and Wang Libo. Liang Qishun and Dai Xunhui, a Hongkonger, are charged with covering up illegal proceeds.