Rurik Jutting went for a pint of beer at a Hong Kong pub hours after he is suspected of murdering an Indonesian woman, where he had previously told staff and drinkers that he was a psychopath, it has been claimed.
The British banker arrived at the Old China Hand pub in Hong Kong's Wan Chai red light district between 10pm and midnight on October 27 and ordered a pint of Tetley's, an employee told the Daily Telegraph.
"He came here looking rough in his face, very unhappy," said the employee, who declined to be named. "He looked very strange. I said, 'Are you OK?' He said, 'I'm OK'. So I didn't disturb him."
October 27 is the day police believe that Sumarti Ningshi, a 25-year-old mother of one from Indonesia, was killed at Jutting's flat at the "J Residence" building a few minutes' walk from the pub.
Police found Ningshi's body five days later, on November 1. She had been partially decapitated and stuffed inside a suitcase that was left on Jutting's 31st floor balcony.
Police found the body of a second Indonesian woman, who has been identified as 29-year-old Seneng Mujiasih, on the sitting room floor.
Mujiasih, who was better known as Jesse Lorena, was killed in the early hours of November 1 after meeting Jutting at a nightclub next to the Old China Hand, police believe.
Staff at two Wan Chai pubs started a collection on Thursday to raise funds to fly the women's bodies back to Indonesia. Jutting was charged with both crimes on Monday.
On October 27, Jutting told staff at the pub that he had just quit his job at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, but said little else, the employee said.
"[He] stood just inside the door. When you look at a person you can tell if something is bothering them," he said.
The 29-year-old Cambridge graduate moved to Hong Kong in July last year. He quickly became a regular at the pubs and strip clubs along Lockhart Road, at the heart of Wan Chai.
"He always loved the working girls," one acquaintance claimed. "If the girl goes up to him, 'No, no, no. I don't like it'. But if he likes a girl he is ready to go there to pick up the girl. He liked more Indonesian girls. Wild Indonesians."
His ex-girlfriend, Sarah Butt, a Goldman Sachs banker whom he met in London, broke off their romance when she was unfaithful, it is claimed. Jutting is said to have struggled to get over the break-up.
The pub employee said that Jutting was a heavy drinker who rarely left without racking up a bill of hundreds of pounds by ordering rounds of drinks for himself and others.
He would come to the pub wearing flip-flops and was prone to regular outbursts in which he would tell those around him he was a psychopath.
"He kept telling everybody he was a psychopath - psychopathic. I didn't take it seriously," the pub employee claimed.
"He said, 'Do you know I'm a w*****? Do you know I'm a c***?'
"I said, 'Really? You're not the only one I know'. Then he'd start laughing [and say], 'I'm just playing games'."
Despite his unusual outbursts, the employee described Jutting as a harmless and likeable character who treated staff well.
He would often come to the pub in the company of between six and 10 fellow bankers who nearly always settled their large bills in cash.
However, several of the pub's regular clients described Jutting as an aggressive bully who they suspected of being a drug user.
"He was a bully. He was arrogant," said Allen Youngblood, a jazz musician and regular drinker at the pub. "He wanted to dominate people. He liked to show he had power over people - to show he had control."
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