HKSAR v. CHOI KAM FAI

HCCC267/2009

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 267 OF 2009

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HKSAR
v
Choi Kam Fai

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Before:

Hon Macrae J

Date:

4 May 2010 at 10.19 am

Present:

Mr John Hagon, on fiat, for HKSAR
Mr Ian Polson, instructed by Wong & Co., for the Accused

Offence:

(1) and (2) Murder (謀殺)

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Transcript of the Audio Recording
of the Sentence in the above Case

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COURT: I am not going to add to your anguish at this time. There is nothing I need to say because the penalty for your offences isfixed by law.

However, it is clear from the evidence I have heard that your role was a prominent one in this offence. Indeed the whole tragedy aroseout of your reaction to the events which took place in the early hours of 20 January 1997. That response, which was played out overthe next few days, culminating in the terrible tragic events of the early hours of 25 January 1997 for which you must bear a heavyresponsibility, is one which should haunt you for the rest of your life.

You would, no doubt, have remained on the Mainland had it not been that you were detained in 2008 by the Public Security Bureau onthe Mainland. The co-operation of the authorities on the Mainland in returning you to justice in Hong Kong after more than a decadeon the run is to be applauded.

The sentence of the court is that on each count on the

indictment you be sentenced concurrently to life imprisonment.