British banker Rurik Jutting has been found guilty of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, in a case that has gripped the city.
A jury took around four hours to find an expressionless Jutting, who denied murder by admitted manslaughter, guilty on both counts.
The mutilated bodies of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih were found in Jutting’s apartment in November 2014.
Murder carries a mandatory life sentence in Hong Kong.
The two victims’ families had released statements calling for severe punishment for Jutting as well as compensation for the women’s deaths, as they were the main breadwinners.
Ms Mujiasih’s family said they were “devastated” and that they hoped Jutting could be executed “if possible”. Ms Ningsih’s family called on the Indonesian government to provide a scholarship for her seven-year-old son.