Just hours after he is suspected of butchering an Indonesian woman at his luxury Hong Kong flat, British banker Rurik Jutting went for a pint of beer at a local pub where he had previously told staff and drinkers he was "a psychopath", it has been claimed.
At sometime between 10pm and 12am on October 27, Mr Jutting arrived at the Old China Hand pub in Hong Kong's Wan Chai red light district and ordered a pint of Tetley's, an employee, who declined to be named, told The Telegraph.
"He came here looking rough in his face, very unhappy," the employee said.
"He looked very strange. I said, 'Are you OK?' He said, 'I'm OK'. So I didn't disturb him."
October 27 is the day police believe Sumarti Ningshi, a 25-year-old mother-of-one from Indonesia, was killed at Mr Jutting's flat at the "J Residence" building just a few minutes walk from the pub.
Police found Ms Ningshi's corpse five days later, on November 1. She had been partially decapitated and stuffed inside a suitcase that was left on Mr Jutting's 31st floor balcony.
Police found the body of a second Indonesian woman, who has been identified as 29-year-old Seneng Mujiasih, on the sitting room floor. Ms Mujiasih, who was better known as Jesse Lorena, was killed in the early hours of November 1 after meeting Mr Jutting at a nightclub next door to the Old China Hand pub, police believe.
Staff at two Wan Chai pubs started a collection on Thursday to raise funds to fly the women's bodies back to Indonesia. Mr Jutting was charged with both crimes on Monday.
On October 27, the day police believe Ms Ningshi was murdered, Mr Jutting told staff at the pub that he had just quit his job at Bank of America Merill Lynch but said little else, the employee told The Telegraph.
"[He] stood just inside the door. When you look at a person you can tell if something is bothering them right?"
The 29-year-old Cambrdige graduate, who reportedly left his job on the eve of the two murders, moved to Hong Kong in July 2013.
He quickly became a regular at the pubs and "girlie bar" strip clubs along Lockhart Road, at the heart of the Wan Chai red light district, just a few blocks from his house.
"He always loved the working girls," one acquaintance claimed.
"If the girl goes up to him, 'No, no, no. I don't like it'. But if he likes a girl he is ready to go there to pick up the girl. He liked more Indonesian girls. Wild Indonesians."
The pub employee said Mr Jutting was a heavy drinker who rarely left without racking up a bill of hundreds of pounds by ordering rounds of drinks for himself and others.
He would come to the pub wearing flip-flops and was prone to regular outbursts in which he would tell those around him he was a "psychopath".
"He kept telling everybody he was a psychopath - psychopathic. I didn't take it seriously," the pub employee claimed.
"That's what he said, "I'm a psychopath - psychopathic. That's what he said. He always kept telling that one here. He said: 'Do you know I'm a w-----? Do you know I'm a c---? Do you know I'm an English c---?'
"'I said 'Really? You're not the only one I know'. Then he'd start laughing.
"I'm just playing games."
Despite his unusual outbursts, the employee described Mr Jutting as a "harmless" and likeable character who treated staff well.
He would often come to the pub in the company of between six and 10 fellow bankers who nearly always settled their large bills in cash.
"Six thousand [Hong Kong dollars] was nothing for them. They'd keep buying, buying, buying the drinks. These bankers - they don't care about money." However, several of the pubs regular clients described Mr Jutting, who was known variously as "Ricky", "Rick" and "Ru" - as an aggressive "bully" who they suspected of being a drug user.
"He was a bully. He was arrogant. He was an asshole," said Allen Youngblood, a jazz musician and regular drinker at the pub. "He wanted to dominate people. He liked to show he had power over people - to show he had control."