HONG KONG, Nov 10 – A Hong Kong court on Monday said it would wait for psychological reports on a British banker who has been charged with the gruesome killings of two Indonesian women at his apartment. Prosecutors have requested the assessments of Rurik Jutting, a 29-year-old former employee of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, to establish whether he is fit to enter a plea to the two counts of murder he faces.
In a court appearance last week, Jutting didn’t enter a plea to the charges. On Monday, the court adjourned the case until November 24 to allow time for the psychological reports to be carried out. The grisly deaths of the two women shocked many residents of Hong Kong, where the violent crime rate is low for a city of its size.