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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-banker of America employee accused of killing two Indonesian women whose bodies were found in his luxury apartment two years ago.
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Jutting called police at 4 in the morning, asking them to come to his home. Officers found 29 year old Seneng Mujiasih with cuts on her neck and buttocks before she was certified dead on the scene. They then discovered the body of 23 year old Sumarti Ningsih stuffed inside a suitcase on the balcony.
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Police say they also seized a knife on the scene.>> Hong Kong's migrant domestic helper community's keeping a close eye on the case. Many of them hail from Indonesia themselves. Several picketing outside the courtroom Monday calling for justice in a city where they're often overlooked and sometimes abused.
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>> The culprit knows that this woman moving to Hong Kong as domestic workers or other type of job are really from another world. They don't have their family in the town, no one is taking care of them, and they the need to money to survive.>> Jutting's lawyer arguing for diminished responsibility on grounds of a personality disorder.
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The prosecution firing back that Jutting's psychopathic behavior is no excuse.