Woman arrested in grotesque killing of Hong Kong mannequin


HONG KONG — A lady accused of helping a suspect within the grotesque killing and dismemberment of mannequin Abby Choi in Hong Kong has been arrested in mainland China and charged, Hong Kong police stated Tuesday.

The arrest of the 29-year-old lady introduced the whole variety of folks allegedly concerned within the case to seven. Police stated they think she assisted one other suspect after which fled to mainland China. She was handed over to Hong Kong authorities at Shenzhen Bay Port and charged on Tuesday, they stated.

The grisly killing of Choi, 28, has gripped many in Hong Kong and in mainland China as a result of the semi-autonomous southern Chinese metropolis has a really low stage of violent crime.

Last week, her ex-husband, Alex Kwong, his father, Kwong Kau, and his brother, Anthony Kwong, had been charged with homicide after police discovered physique stays in a home rented by Kwong Kau in a suburban space of Hong Kong close to the border with mainland China. Alex Kwong’s mom, Jenny Li, faces one rely of perverting the course of justice. All 4 had been detained with out bail.

Police additionally arrested two others accused of helping different suspects within the case.

Choi, who had greater than 100,000 followers on Instagram, disappeared Feb. 21, in keeping with a report filed later with police.

She had monetary disputes involving tens of tens of millions of Hong Kong {dollars} (tens of millions of {dollars}) together with her ex-husband and his household, police stated earlier, including that “some people” had been sad with how Choi dealt with her funds.

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While violent crime is uncommon in Hong Kong, the case remembers a handful of different stunning killings. In 2013, a person killed his dad and mom, and their heads had been later present in fridges. In 1999, a lady was kidnapped and tortured by three members of an organized crime group earlier than her dying. Her cranium was later discovered stuffed in a Hello Kitty doll.

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