The inquest into Vicky’s death began yesterday, with the composition of a 5 member (3 woman, 2 man) jury and the calling of 11 witnesses. Vicky’s sister Irene was given the chance to question her sister’s former employers, who were in court and represented by a lawyer.
No new evidence was given, as can be expected, and reports in the South China Morning Post of Vicky receiving a ‘love’ letter the day before she disappeared are reiterations of information obtained by the police during their investigation.
The inquest continues today, with more witnesses being called. Given that there are a total of 27 witnesses, the hearing could finish ahead of the projected one-week time frame, but other matters could yet prolong the proceedings.
We will report later today on any matters of interest arising from the current session.
Addendum - further to an earlier comment, the text message mentioned in today’s issue of the South China Morning Post was one of those that it earlier claimed to have included ‘cult-like references’. The North Lantau police have already investigated the matter.