Pair deny murder charges in dismemberment of couple

Pair deny murder charges in dismemberment of couple

HONG KONG - Two men are in court over the deaths of an elderly couple who were allegedly killed and processed by their son and his friend.

Prosecutor Michael Arthur told the High Court on Tuesday 30-year-old Henry Chau and his 36-year-old accomplice Tse Chun-kei had planned the murders of 65-year-old Chau Wing-ki and his 62-year-old wife, Siu Yuet-yee, in November 2012 and did the deed on March 1, 2013.

The parents' remains were found two weeks later in the family flat, dismembered, salted, cooked and packed into rice boxes.

Tse, who initially told police his parents were missing on the mainland after heading there for vacation, allegedly killed his parents because he felt an emotional disconnect with them.

Both Chau and Tse pleaded not guilty to the murder charges but have pleaded guilty to manslaughter, which the prosecution has rejected. The pair also admitted to preventing the lawful burial of the deceased.

The trial continues.

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