Rurik Jutting: ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Killer ‘Confesses’ To Being An Educated Banker
RURIK Jutting is accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong. The dead women are Sumarti Ningsih, 25, and Jesse Lorena, 32.
The media round-up, focusing on Rurik Jutting, who “appears to have mysteriously quit his job in the days around the first murder” (Mail).
The Sun: “I’ve been taken by the devil”. The paper produces the above image and quote.
EMAILS to the Brit banker charged with murdering two prostitutes get the reply: “Please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath.” Ex-public schoolboy Rurik Jutting, 29, faces magistrates today over the double killing.
The prostitutes’ rotting remains were found in his Hong Kong flat, with one stuffed in a case.
It wasn’t quite the confession The Sun bills it as. Jutting wrote:
“I am out of the office. Indefinitely. For urgent enquiries, or indeed any enquiries, please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath. For escalation please contact God, though suspect the devil will have custody. (Last line only really worked if I had followed through . . )”
You see. He said I’m not there but if you need help try to get it from someone whose not a nujob. And if it is really urgent, call God.
It is not known if Jutting wrote the message before leaving his £350,000-a-year job at Bank of America last week, or if someone else changed it.
So much for that, then.
The Sun has more, though. The man who is accused to killing two women is being profiled.
Someone who studied with Jutting at Cambridge University tells the Sun Jutting was “obsessed with rowing, going to the gym and having a muscular physique.”
The “pal” says:
“No one can believe that Rurik seems to have turned into the real American Psycho.”
It is unbelievable. No-one who knows Rurik believes it. But…
“He was taking cocaine with prostitutes in his luxury apartment, almost like he was trying to live up to an overtly masculine, heterosexual stereotype — just like Bateman. Maybe he was living a lie with the prostitutes and something just snapped when he was with them.”
Yeah, maybe. Or maybe not.
The Guardian sticks to the facts:
Rurik George Caton Jutting was accused of the murder of Sumarti Ningsih on 27 October and the murder of an “unknown female” on 1 November. Asked whether he understood the charges, Jutting – dressed in a casual black T-shirt with a “New York” logo – replied: “I do.”
Jutting appeared on the sixth-floor courtroom at Hong Kong’s Eastern magistrates court, his first public appearance since his arrest in the early hours of Saturday morning.
His lawyer Martyn Richmond requested that Jutting be transferred from police custody to jail. He said police had refused to allow Jutting – a Cambridge history graduate – to contact the British consul in Hong Kong for 36 hours after his arrest. They had also prevented him from contacting the solicitor of his choice, instead referring him to a list of duty lawyers, he said.
Back in the tabloid-style Telegraph, Jutting is “suspected of ‘American Psycho’ killings in Hong Kong”.
“He always seemed so sad – he never said hello to any of us or smiled,” said an employee at Mr Jutting’s building, who said he had seen the British man being taken away by police at around 4am on Saturday.
He was inscrutible?
Prior to his arrest, Mr Jutting had been in a relationship with an Asian woman called “Yanie”, according to posts on his Facebook page. A message posted on the social network read: “Money does buy happiness”. One co-worker at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, who declined to be named, described Mr Jutting as someone who “talked very loud and made —- loads of money”.
Another employee said Mr Jutting was known for his brains and his salary.
Banker known for being smart and well paid! Read. All. About. It.
The Daily Mirror focuses on the gore:
”Found in sea of blood”: Body of sex worker in British banker’s flat was ”nearly decapitated”
And maybe, a serieal killer is at work:
Police are believed to be examining 2,000 photographs found on his mobile phone – some of them apparently graphic images of the dead women – to identify other potential victims.
And is this relevant? Does every suspect have their school mentioned?
Jutting, who attended Winchester College, an independent boys school in Hampshire, grew up in Chertsey, Surrey, where his family lived in a Grade II listed home.
The Mail goes to town:
He enjoyed skiing holidays in Courchevel, the Alpine playground for the elite, and when in London he relaxed at a private members’ club in Shoreditch…
He was also the secretary of Cambridge University’s history society, which is called Clio, whose honorary members include intellectual heavyweights such as philosopher Professor Roger Scruton and the historian Dr David Starkey.
A senior member of the university told the Daily Mail: ‘He was a bit of an action man, always on the move. I never heard about him getting into any serious trouble, so this comes as a real surprise.’ Prior to Cambridge, Jutting studied at £34,000-a-year Winchester College – motto: ‘Manners makyth man’.
One contemporary at the independent boys’ school, Thomas MacThomas, wrote on Twitter yesterday: ‘So I knew Rurik Jutting when at school. Kinda disturbing. He was quite strange.
And then the Mail goes for Mr Jutting’s family, all innocent.
After Rurik moved away to Cambridge, his parents, Graham, 53, and Helen, 52, moved to a grand Victorian manor worth £1.1million in the nearby commuter town of Cobham. The picturesque home, which is set behind wrought iron gates and surrounded by woodland, was the inspiration for Ernest Shepard’s illustration of Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic The Wind in the Willows. Mrs Jutting is a teacher who runs Tumble Tots classes for toddlers in Surrey, her husband is an engineer, and they keep bees in their garden. Their other son, Auryn, 27, attended Oxford Brookes University and is believed to live in Brighton with his girlfriend.
The poor sods. A family mebers has been accused on heinous crimes. But for some reasons the Mail sees fit to tell us about his brother.
And let’s end where we began, with a misquote. The Mail, again:
Cuddling up to a young woman… and arriving in court on two counts of murder, the self-confessed ‘insane psychopath’ British banker at centre of grisly Hong Kong prostitute murders
No. Mr Jutting is now a self-confessed “insane psychopath”.
Such are the facts…