Bodyguard gets life imprisonment for shooting relatives

Local | 15 Jul 2021 3:05 pm

A "cold-blooded and cruel" former female bodyguard has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of shooting dead two of her relatives and wounding two others to avenge her mother.

A High Court jury of seven women unanimously found jobless Ada Tsim Sum-kit, 47, guilty of murdering her aunt Jim Siu-fan, 80, and her uncle, Chim Chun-ki, 62, in a shooting spree on June 26, 2018, at Quarry Bay Park.

Tsim was also found guilty of two other counts of shooting with intent and wounding her uncle Jim Chin-kui, 75, and aunt Jim Siu-wai, 63, after just five hours of deliberation.

Judge Maggie Poon Man-kay sentenced Tsim to life for murder and jailed her for 18 years for wounding.

Poon described Tsim as “cold-blooded and cruel” adding that her aunt Jim Siu-fan even had offered to pay for her to take computer courses before the killings. 

Poon said Tsim was ungrateful and shameless, saying she had hurt those who cared for her and took care of her.

A deterrent sentence must be handed down to show the seriousness of the case because two people had died in the incident, she added.

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