UPDATED: Thought the Hello Kitty Murder seemed bad? What about reading the Hong Kong Lunchbox Murder ?
In light of the recent craze over the Mcdonalds Hello Kitties – especially the Singing Bone Hello Kitty, I wanted to share this relatively old news story about The Hello Kitty Murder back in Hong Kong during 1999 which I spotted mentioned on the EDMW forums here. Not sure if you’ve heard of it, but I haven’t. But anyway, here’s the story:
The Infamous Hello Kitty Murder, Hong Kong 1999
The Story (True Story)
The men kidnapped Fan in March 1999 and tortured her for a month in a flat in Tsim Sha Tsui because of a disputed “debt” of HK$20,000 (US$2,560).
The crime came to light when the 14-year-old girlfriend of one of the men informed on them after she suffered nightmares from witnessing, and partaking, in some of the torture sessions. In return for immunity, the teenager, identified only as “Ah Fong,” described how the men amused themselves as they terrorized and inflicted sadistic acts on Fan almost daily.
Daily Torture Sessions
High on drugs, they laughed as they burnt her by dripping melting plastic on her feet, beat her with iron bars, poured chili oil in her wounds, urinated into her mouth, and at times, strung her up by her hands with electrical wire. On one occasion, the victim was even forced to eat Ah Fong’s excrement. When they tired of this, they would go off to the next room to play video games as the mother of a one-year-old son drifted in and out of consciousness.
When Fan died in April, they put her in a bathtub and cut her up with a saw. Fearing a stench, they boiled her body parts and threw them out along with the household rubbish. As they boiled down her head, the court was told of how the four cooked noodles for themselves over the adjoining hob — at times stirring the head and the noodles with the same chopsticks.
A court sentenced three Hong Kong men to life in prison for torturing a young mother, cutting up her body and stuffing her skull into a Hello Kitty doll in one of the most brutal killings in this territory.
Chan Man-lok, 34, Leung Shing-cho, 27, and Leung Wai-lun, 21, were found guilty of manslaughter and unlawful imprisonment by a jury in November after a six-week trial. They stood expressionless in dark suits as the judge read out the sentence. There will be no review for parole for 20 years.
The jury accepted that the men did not kill 23-year-old Fan Man-yee with intent, which would have meant a mandatory life sentence, but it determined she died as a result of their abuse. The exact cause and date of Fan’s death is not known as only her skull, one tooth and her internal organs, which were found in a refrigerator in the flat where she was killed, were recovered.
Credits: ABC News
I was too young at that time to know about the story so my God, I’m really horrified by the story when I first read it just now. And now..I don’t know about you but..I’ll never look at any Hello Kitty Mermaid Toy the same way again..
Will you? :S