Date
22 September 2017
Police officers accompany one of the suspects to Black Hill in Lam Tin on  Tuesday for a reconstruction of the crime. Photo: TVB
Police officers accompany one of the suspects to Black Hill in Lam Tin on Tuesday for a reconstruction of the crime. Photo: TVB

Three men face charges over Black Hill murder

Three men, aged between 21 and 27, face murder charges for the death of a 20-year-old war games enthusiast in the early hours of Sunday, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The body of the victim, Bosco Kwok, was found on Black Hill above the Kwong Tin Estate in Lam Tin on Monday morning.

The three suspects  – Wong and Chow, both 21, and Yim, 27 – were scheduled to be arraigned before the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.

Two of the suspects were taken to Black Hill at around 9 a.m. and in the afternoon on Tuesday for a re-enactment of the crime.

Police also took one of the suspects to the Ma Yau Tong Landfill afterwards in an attempt to retrieve the knife used in the attack.

It is believed that one of the suspects had a dispute over money with Kwok, which could have led to the crime.

According to Sing Tao Daily, Kwok could have owed the suspects up to HK$20,000 in connection with the purchase of war games gear.

Apparently, Kwok and the suspects were to meet at Black Hill on Sunday to inspect a possible war games site.

But Kwok could have been worried about the real purpose of the meeting, which was why he asked another friend, surnamed Chiu, to come along, police said.

At the meeting place, one of the three suspects was tasked to accompany Chiu downhill before the other two attacked Kwok, police said.

Kwok’s elder brother asked the public to give the mourning family some private space and not to “rub salt on their wounds”, Ming Pao Daily reported.

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