RURIK JUTTING, the British banker who tortured and killed two Indonesian women in Hong Kong during a cocaine and alcohol fuelled binge has been found guilty of their murders and handed two life sentences.
The Bank of America employee met Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih at bars in the city’s red-light district, took them back to his luxury apartment and tortured them for days, filming the violence on his iPhone.
“My name is Rurik Jutting. About five minutes ago, I just killed, murdered this woman,” he is heard saying on the footage. “It’s Monday night. I’ve held her captive since early Saturday. I’ve raped her repeatedly, I tortured her, tortured her badly…
“I feel a bit sad because she was a good person, but I don’t really feel guilty.”
Rurik, 31, had expressed no remorse for his crimes, which took place in November 2014 while he earned a reported £350,000 a year salary with the American corporation, until the day of the verdict when his lawyers released a written statement.
“The jury has delivered a verdict that I cannot and do not have any objection to.
“I remain haunted daily by my actions. The evil I have inflicted can never be remedied by me, neither words nor actions.”
His lawyers plan to request that his time be served in a British prison but may come up against strong opposition given the publicity and passions invoked by the trial.
The case has highlighted the shocking divide in the city between the likes of the Cambridge-educated millionaire banking class, and the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers surviving on a pittance and often forced into slave labour.