HK gruesome murder accused loved Game of Thrones

  • AFP, Hong Kong
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2014 01:38 IST

The British banker accused of the gruesome murder of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong says he is a fan of one of TV's most bloodthirsty dramas - but also broke down in tears at the heartwarming 'Lego Movie'.

Securities trader Rurik Jutting, who until recently worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has been charged with killing the young women, both in their 20s.

Their mutilated bodies were discovered when he called police to his upmarket apartment on Saturday.

High-flying Cambridge graduate Jutting, 29, was an avid watcher of hugely successful and extremely violent US drama "Game of Thrones".

But it was the animated tale of Lego construction worker Emmet Brickowski that moved him to tears, according to Facebook comments seen by a friend and relayed to AFP.

This undated photo reproduced with permission on November 4, 2014 by the family of Indonesia woman Sumarti Ningsih in the Indonesian town of Cilacap shows their daughter Sumarti posing for a photo. AFP photo

"11.52 away from end of Lego Movie am a sobbing, soppy wreck..." Jutting posted on his Facebook feed in July, locating him in Hong Kong's busy commercial district of Causeway Bay.

"11.03 away... Aw no, need to man up..." the post continued.

The film, with an all-star voice cast including Will Ferrell and Morgan Freeman, sees Emmet trying to save the universe from an evil tyrant.

Jutting also praised the series four finale of "Game of Thrones", in which a character called The Hound begs young heroine Arya to put him out of his misery as he lay dying.

"(iv) best scene of the season... 'do I have to beg you... kill me, kill me'", he posted on Facebook in June.

Jutting was a pupil at the exclusive English boarding school Winchester College before studying history and law at Cambridge University. Former classmates say he excelled academically and in sport, although he was "socially awkward".

His Facebook page also showed that he had recently visited Hong Kong's mass pro-democracy rallies.

This undated photo reproduced with permission on November 4, 2014 by the family of Indonesia woman Sumarti Ningsih shows Sumarti (L) sitting on a bar with an unidentified friend at a Hong Kong bar. (AFP photo)

But a post last Monday indicated a possible change in his life.

"Stepping down from the ledge. Burden lifted; new journey begins. Scared and anxious but also excited. The first step is always the hardest," it said.

Jutting was charged on Monday with the double murder after police found a naked woman with knife wounds to her neck and buttocks in the living room of his flat.

The corpse of another woman was discovered decaying inside a suitcase on the balcony.

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