Chan Tong-kai, the suspect of a homicide case in China's Taiwan, is released from a prison in Hong Kong, south China, on Oct. 23, 2019. Chan was released here Wednesday morning from a prison in Hong Kong, saying he is willing to surrender to Taiwan. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)
HONG KONG, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chan Tong-kai, the suspect of a homicide case in China's Taiwan, was released on Wednesday morning from a prison in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), saying he is willing to surrender to Taiwan.
Chan finished his prison term sentenced by a HKSAR court in April 2019 for offenses of money laundering.
He told media outside the prison that he has done things wrong and irreparable, and has thus all along been in self-blame and self-condemnation.
He is hence willing to bear the consequences of the impulsive mistake by surrendering to Taiwan, standing trial and serving sentence, Chan said.
Chan, a Hong Kong resident, killed his pregnant girlfriend during their trip to Taiwan in February 2018 and was arrested by the police in Hong Kong in March 2018. The HKSAR government's Department of Justice, however, found that there was hardly sufficient evidence in Hong Kong to prosecute him for offenses other than money laundering.
The HKSAR government proposed earlier this year amendments to the ordinance concerning fugitives' transfers to deal with Chan's case.