McDonald's murder suspects recreate crime

Local | Jane Cheung Feb 14, 2018
Three men allegedly involved in a murder 10 years ago were made to recreate the crime yesterday, when police took them to the McDonald's restaurant where the incident occurred 10 years ago.

They were last night charged with one count of murder and will appear at Tuen Mun Magistrate court later today.

The trio were believed to be part of a gang that beat a 25-year-old man, surnamed Poon, to death at the eatery in Tin Shui Wai in October 2008.

The three men fled to the mainland after the slaying, and stayed there for a decade until mainland police hunted them down recently, and handed them over to Hong Kong police on Monday.

The suspects were brought to the McDonald's separately yesterday to reconstruct the scene. The fast food chain posted a notice at the door, saying the outlet would be closed from 10am to 1pm.

The three, handcuffed and wearing black hoods, each stayed for about 15 minutes. Using an imitation figure, they simulated how they attacked Poon, while police videotaped the process.

Police and the final suspect left the crime scene at 1.40pm, and the restaurant reopened 20 minutes later.

The gang consisted of nine men, led by a man surnamed Ng. On October 1, 2008, Ng met his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, who was with Poon and other friends in Tin Shui Wai.

Ng called his friends and the two groups had an argument before dispersing.

After that, Ng and his friends searched the neighborhood for members of the rival group. They eventually found Poon at the McDonald's restaurant where the vicious attack took place.

Various gang members hit Poon on the head with metal sticks, food trays, an umbrella and an umbrella stand. Bleeding profusely, the assault victim was rushed to hospital, where he was certified dead three days later.

In relation to the case, Ng and another man were sentenced to life in prison, while two others men were jailed for four and five years respectively.

Two other suspects are still being sought.

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