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Ex-banker denies murder charges in Hong Kong

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>> It's the double murder case that shocked Hong Kong, the trial of ex-banker Rurik Jutting, kicking off Monday. He's pleading not guilty to charges of murder, only claiming guilty for a lesser charge of manslaughter. The 31 year old ex Bank of America employee, accused of killing two Indonesian women whose bodies were found in his luxury apartment two years ago.
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Investigators quote Jutting, telling them, I definitely could not have done that without cocaine. Reuters Farrah Master, reports outside the High Court.>> Inside the courtroom, we had got a lot of detail on the nature of the case, it's very gruesome. There's a lot of video footage, he recorded the murders on his iPhone.
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There are hours of this, which the jury will watch tomorrow. Because it's so gruesome, the public are not allowed to actually watch the footage, and we're gonna only be able to hear it.>> Jutting called police at 4 in the morning asking for police to come to his home.
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Officers found 29 year old Seneng Mujiasih, with cuts on her neck and buttocks before she was certified dead on the scene. Then they discovered the body of 23-year-old, Sumarti Ningsih, stuffed inside a suitcase on the balcony. The court says she was tortured for three days with a belt, sex toys, a pair or pliers and his fists, before Jutting killed her.
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The defense pleading not guilty on grounds of, quote, diminished responsibility.>> The physical evidence is quite clear to both sides, now what's gonna be determined is whether he was really mentally unfit and this is why he did this. He had like a disease, a disorder, and that's what the jury is gonna be deciding.
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>> Hong Kong's migrant domestic helper community is keeping a close eye on the case. Many of them hail from Indonesia themselves. Several picking outside the trial on Monday, calling for justice in a city where they're often over looked and sometimes abused.