Hong Kong model’s ex-husband, former in-laws charged with her murder

Abby Choi’s ex-husband and former in-laws have been put in custody with out bail on Monday on a joint murder cost, simply days after police discovered the Hong Kong model’s stays.

Choi, 28, was a mannequin with greater than 100,000 followers on Instagram. Her final put up was Feb. 15, that includes a photograph shoot she had performed with style journal L’Officiel Monaco.

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

Three days later, police discovered her dismembered physique in a fridge in a home rented by her former father-in-law, in a suburban a part of Hong Kong a few 30-minute drive from the border with mainland China. In addition they discovered a meat slicer and an electrical noticed on the scene, in keeping with a press release.


On Sunday, authorities found a younger girl’s cranium believed to be Choi’s in a cooking pot that was seized from the home.

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

Law enforcement officials escort a 47-year-old suspect in connection with Choi’s killing, in Hong Kong, on Sunday on this screenshot taken from video. (TVB/Reuters)

Fights about cash

Choi had monetary disputes involving tens of thousands and thousands of Hong Kong {dollars} with her ex-husband and his household, police mentioned, noting that “some folks” have been sad with how Choi dealt with her property.

Choi’s buddy 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 present 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, buddy Pao Jo-yee relayed in a Fb put up.

“When Abby was alive, she was a really form individual and at all times wished to assist folks,” he was quoted as saying within the put up. “I really feel anybody who had an opportunity to be her household or her buddy are blessed.”

Cheng mentioned Choi had excellent relationships with her household, and would journey with the households of her present and former husbands collectively. Choi’s present father-in-law is without doubt one of the founders of a well-known Hong Kong chain of Yunnan rice noodle outlets, native newspaper The Commonplace reported.

Violent crime uncommon in Hong Kong

Choi’s grotesque murder has gripped many in Hong Kong, because the self-governed southern Chinese language metropolis is extensively thought-about protected with a really low degree of violent crime.

Her case is without doubt one of the most stunning killings Hong Kong has seen since 2013, when a person killed his mother and father and their heads have been later present in fridges. In one other case from 1999, a lady was kidnapped and tortured by three members from an organized crime group earlier than her dying.

A listening to within the case has been adjourned to Could 8.

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