HONG KONG (AFP) – The British banker accused of the gruesome murder of two Indonesian woman 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 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.
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.
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.
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.