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British banker can plea in trial for killings of Indonesian women, Hong Kong judge says

  • In this photo taken through a tinted glass, Rurik George Caton Jutting, a 29-years-old British banker, sitting in a prison bus arrives at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The British banker is in his trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    In this photo taken through a tinted glass, Rurik George Caton Jutting, a 29-years-old British banker, sitting in a prison bus arrives at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The British banker is in his trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rurik George Caton Jutting, left, a 29-years-old British banker, siting in a prison bus arrives at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The British banker is in his trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Rurik George Caton Jutting, left, a 29-years-old British banker, siting in a prison bus arrives at a court in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The British banker is in his trial over the deaths of two Indonesian women he is suspected of killing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • A group of soldiers are seen inside the People's Liberation Army Forces (PLA) Central Barracks near an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The student-led democracy protesters reject restrictions laid down by Beijing on inaugural 2017 elections for Hong Kong's top leader. But the students have been fighting to maintain momentum as the Hong Kong government appears to adopt a strategy of standing by in hopes it fizzles out. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    A group of soldiers are seen inside the People's Liberation Army Forces (PLA) Central Barracks near an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The student-led democracy protesters reject restrictions laid down by Beijing on inaugural 2017 elections for Hong Kong's top leader. But the students have been fighting to maintain momentum as the Hong Kong government appears to adopt a strategy of standing by in hopes it fizzles out. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

A Hong Kong judge has deemed a British banker charged with murdering two Indonesian women fit to enter a plea in his case based on the results of psychiatric reports.

The judge in Rurik Jutting's case on Monday also adjourned court proceedings until July to give the prosecution more time to analyze DNA and other forensic evidence.

Prosecutors said the government lab needed 28 weeks to examine more than 200 items of evidence collected from the crime scene.

The bodies of the two young women were found at Jutting's 31st floor apartment in the Wan Chai nightlife and red light district.

Jutting, who attended Cambridge and had worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, appeared in court unshaven and wearing the same clothes from previous appearances.