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British banker in Hong Kong murder case to undergo psychiatric assessment

  • In this photo taken through tinted glass, Rurik George Caton Jutting, right, a 29-years-old  British banker, is escorted by Correctional Services officers in a prison bus arriving at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The British banker will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his Hong Kong trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    In this photo taken through tinted glass, Rurik George Caton Jutting, right, a 29-years-old British banker, is escorted by Correctional Services officers in a prison bus arriving at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The British banker will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his Hong Kong trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken through tinted glass, Rurik George Caton Jutting, second right, a 29-years-old British banker, is escorted by Correctional Services officers in a prison bus arriving at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The British banker will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his Hong Kong trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    In this photo taken through tinted glass, Rurik George Caton Jutting, second right, a 29-years-old British banker, is escorted by Correctional Services officers in a prison bus arriving at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The British banker will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his Hong Kong trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken through tinted glass, Rurik George Caton Jutting, second left, a 29-years-old British banker, is escorted by Correctional Services officers in a prison bus arriving at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The British banker will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his Hong Kong trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    In this photo taken through tinted glass, Rurik George Caton Jutting, second left, a 29-years-old British banker, is escorted by Correctional Services officers in a prison bus arriving at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The British banker will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his Hong Kong trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

A British banker charged with murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his trial.

Rurik Jutting appeared briefly Monday at a pre-trial hearing before the judge adjourned proceedings for two weeks while the psychiatric assessments are carried out.

Jutting's case has transfixed the Asian financial center.

He is charged with murdering two young Indonesian women found dead in his 31st floor luxury apartment, including one who was stuffed in a suitcase on his balcony.

Jutting worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch until just before the killings.

He did not speak at the hearing, which lasted only a few minutes.