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Rurik Jutting Gets Life in Hong Kong Sex-Torture Murders

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A migrant worker holds up a piece of paper showing photos of Sumarti Ningsih (L) and Seneng Mujiasih (R), both in their 20s, who were found dead in British banker Rurik Jutting's Hong Kong apartment on Nov. 1, 2014, during a protest before the start of verdict deliberations by the jury, outside the High Court in Hong Kong on Nov. 8, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 08 Nov 2016 02:04 PM

Rurik Jutting received two life sentences in Hong Kong on Tuesday for the sex-torture murders of two Indonesian women in 2014.

The British banker was found guilty on murder and manslaughter charges in the women's deaths after a jury deliberated four hours in Hong Kong, BBC News reported. The mutilated bodies of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih were found in Jutting's apartment in November 2014.

"I remain haunted daily both by memory of my actions ... and by knowledge of the acute pain I have caused their loved ones, not least Ningsih's young son," said Jutting in a statement read by his attorney, per the broadcaster. The banker denied the murder charge but admitted manslaughter, wrote the BBC News.

"The evil I have (done) cannot be remedied by me in words or actions. Nevertheless, for whatever it may be worth, to Ningsih's family and friends, and Mujiasih's family and friends, I am sorry, I am sorry beyond words," the statement continued.

According to The Guardian, Jutting's defense said the banker suffered from a personality disorder. Judge Michael Stuart-Moore, though, called Jutting an "archetypal sexual predator."

"During this trial we have been made to dredge the very depths of depravity during the three days of torture he subjected his first victim to," Stuart-Moore said in court, according to The Guardian. "He described himself as evil and a monster, and neither is adequate to describe the true nature of what happened. The defendant is the archetypal sexual predator."

Stuart-Moore informed jurors before their decision to not let the gruesomeness of the crime or sympathy for the victims cloud their decision on Jutting's mental capacity.

Ningsih, 23, and a mother of one, suffered severe knife wounds to her neck and buttocks. The decomposing body of Mujiasih, 29, was believed to have been murdered several days earlier and stuffed into a suitcase on Jutting's apartment balcony.

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