Hong Kong mannequin's ex-husband, former in-legal guidelines charged collectively with her homicide

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Abby Choi’s ex-husband and former in-legal guidelines had been put in custody with out bail on Monday on a joint homicide cost, simply days after police found the Hong Kong mannequin’s stays.

Choi, 28, was a mannequin with greater than one hundred,000 followers on Instagram. Her final publish was Feb. 15, that contains a photograph shoot she had carried out with style journal L’Officiel Monaco.

Choi went lacking on Feb. 21, in accordance with a report filed later with the Hong Kong police.

Three days later, police found her dismembered physique in a fridge in a house rented by her former father-in-legal guidelines, in a suburban a aspect of Hong Kong a pair of 30-minute drive from the border with mainland China. in addition they found a meat slicer and an electrical noticed on the scene, in accordance with a press launch.

On Sunday, authorities found a youthful lady’s skull believed to be Choi’s in a cooking pot that was seized from the house.

Choi’s ex-husband, Alex Kwong, his father, Kwong Kau, and his brother, Anthony Kwong, had been charged with homicide. Her former mom-in-legal guidelines, Jenny Li, faces one rely of perverting the course of justice. The 4 had been positioned in custody with out bail.

A person with a black hood over their head and wearing a black jacket is escorted by police.
legal guidelines enforcement officers escort a forty seven-yr-previous suspect in reference to Choi’s killing, in Hong Kong, on Sunday on this screenshot taken from video. (TVB/Reuters)

Fights about money

Choi had monetary disputes involving tens of 1000’s and 1000’s of Hong Kong dollars collectively with her ex-husband and his household, police mentioned, noting that “some people” had been unhappy with how Choi dealt with her property.

Choi’s good friend Bernard Cheng mentioned she had 4 youngsters: two sons ages 10 and three, and two daughters ages eight and 6. Kwong, 28, fathered the elder two, and her current husband, Chris Tam, is the daddy of the youthful youngsters.

Tam mentioned he was very grateful to have had Choi in his life and praised her for being supportive, good friend Pao Jo-yee relayed in a fb publish.

“When Abby was alive, she was a very type particular person and always wished to assist people,” he was quoted as saying inside the publish. “I really feel anyone who had an alternative to be her household or her good friend are blessed.”

Cheng mentioned Choi had fantastic relationships collectively with her household, and would journey with the households of her current and former husbands collectively. Choi’s current father-in-legal guidelines is in all likelihood going one in all many founders of a well-known Hong Kong chain of Yunnan rice noodle retailers, native newspaper the commonplace reported.

Violent crime unusual in Hong Kong

Choi’s ugly homicide has gripped many in Hong Kong, as a consequence of the self-ruled southern chinese language metropolis is broadly thought of protected with a very low stage of violent crime.

Her case is in all likelihood going one in all many very important stunning killings Hong Kong has seen since 2013, when a particular person killed his dad and mom and their heads had been later current in fridges. in a single other case from 1999, a lady was kidnapped and tortured by three members from an organized crime group earlier than her demise.

A listening to inside the case has been adjourned to might eight.


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