British banker Rurik Jutting was high on cocaine during murders, Hong Kong court hears

British banker Rurik Jutting was on cocaine during murders, Hong Kong court hears

Rurik Jutting shortly after his arrest (Getty)

Monday, October 24, 2016

A court has heard that a banker charged with murder in Hong Kong was allegedly on cocaine during the events. 

Cambridge graduate Rurik Jutting, a former employee of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has pled not guilty to the murders of Indonesian women Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih.

Jutting had paid them to have sex with him, having invited them back to his apartment seperately over a period of roughly a week. 

Their bodies were found in his upscale apartment near the Wan Chai red-light district, having suffered wounds by - reportedly - a serrated knife. 

The case has rocked the former British colony, and has been labeled "particularly horrifying" by the judge because it includes graphic photographic evidence of one victim's wounds.

If convicted, Jutting faces life imprisonment.