British banker, Rurik Jutting, who’s accused of murdering two Indonesian girls in his upscale Hong Kong condominium, was a cocaine addict who had developed drug-induced fantasies, a courtroom heard Wednesday.
The 31-year-old Cambridge graduate and former securities dealer for Financial institution of America-Merrill Lynch has pleaded “not responsible” to 2 homicide fees, on the grounds of diminished accountability.
He pleaded responsible to manslaughter, which was rejected by the prosecution.
Because the trial began Monday, jurors have seen harrowing iPhone footage of Jutting torturing his first sufferer, Sumarti Ningsih, 23, for 3 days earlier than he killed her by reducing her neck with a serrated knife at his condominium two years in the past.
Days later, he killed Seneng Mujiasih, 26, reducing her throat.
Mujiasih’s physique was present in a pool of blood in Jutting’s lounge on November 1, 2014, whereas Ningsih’s decaying physique was found stuffed right into a suitcase on his balcony.
In courtroom Wednesday, prosecutor John Studying stated Jutting had grow to be more and more withdrawn and “deeply hooked on cocaine”, citing a toxicologist’s report.
Footage from police interviews performed in courtroom confirmed Jutting saying he had began to take extra cocaine at weekends for six weeks earlier than the killings.
“I’ve had cocaine beforehand, however not in such a big quantity,” he informed police.
“Once I began taking it, it began bringing out lengthy and prolonged fantasies,” he stated.
Talking calmly, he informed police what he had accomplished. “Sure I did kill her,” he informed two interviewing officers. “I lower her throat. These are the one two individuals who have been killed by me,” he added.
Jutting informed police that he had met Ningsih on the web site ViolentVV underneath the “informal encounters” part, storing her identify in his cellphone as “Indo”. He stated that originally, he had not deliberate to kill her.