British banker's Hong Kong double-murder trial set for next year

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A British banker will go on trial in Hong Kong next year for the gruesome 2014 murders of two Indonesian women.

At a hearing Wednesday, a High Court judge scheduled Rurik Jutting's case to go to trial Oct. 25, 2016.

Jutting's lawyer Michael Vidler said the trial is expected to last 20 days. A pre-trial review is set for Aug. 24.

Jutting did not appear at the brief hearing.

The 30-year-old Cambridge graduate and former Bank of America Merrill Lynch employee is accused of killing Sumarti Ningsih and Sumarti Ningsih, both in their 20s.

He has been in jail since being arrested after the women's bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment last November. One of the bodies was found stuffed inside a suitcase left on the balcony.