Hong Kong murders accused Rurik Jutting remanded in custody
A 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong has been remanded in custody.
Rurik Jutting was arrested after police found the victims in his apartment in the Wan Chai area early on Saturday. One of the women died days before her body was found in a suitcase, court papers said.
The women are believed to have been sex workers.
Mr Jutting did not ask for bail and was remanded until 10 November.
He was unshaven and wearing a black T-shirt during the brief court hearing at Eastern Magistrates' Court.
Asked if he understood the charges against him, Mr Jutting, who grew up in Chertsey in Surrey, replied: "I do."
Mr Jutting had resigned from a job at Bank of America Merrill Lynch a week ago. An automatic reply left on his work email read: "I am out of the office. Indefinitely. For urgent enquiries, or indeed any enquiries, please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath."
Before moving to the company, Mr Jutting worked at Barclays in London for two years.
A LinkedIn profile under his name suggested he was a Cambridge University graduate. Winchester College, an independent boarding school in Hampshire, confirmed he had been a student there.