By Manager Online 11 February 2009 18:10
HONG KONG (AFP) - A Hong Kong air-conditioning worker has been charged with the murder of a Thai businesswoman whose body was discovered bound and stabbed in a city office three years ago, a report said Wednesday.
So Kam-tong, 25, did not enter a plea when he appeared before a Hong Kong magistrate Tuesday charged with the murder of jewel trader Charitar Kamolnoranath, The Standard newspaper reported.
Kamolnoranath was found in the city's main tax office 12 days after disappearing during a trip to Hong Kong in October 2005.
Staff found the 41-year-old lying face-up on top of an air-conditioning unit on the 33rd floor of the office.
The hands of the ethnic Chinese victim were tied together with black nylon rope. She was dressed in expensive designer clothes including Chanel sandals, police and reports said at the time.
The case was adjourned to February 24 and So was remanded in custody pending medical and psychiatric reports after the court was told he had a history of self-harm and had refused to speak to police or his lawyer, The Standard said.