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Man who helped alleged murderer in Abby Choi case escape granted bail

A 41-year-old man suspected of trying to help an alleged murderer in the gruesome killing of model Abby Choi Tin-fung to escape by sea out of Hong Kong was granted bail at the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts on Monday.
Lam Shun, a friend of Choi’s ex-husband Alex Kwong Kong-chi, 28, was previously arrested in Sheung Wan for assisting Kwong to abscond.

Lam was said to have received a reward of HK$300,000 to help Kwong, who is wanted for the killing of Choi.

He was not required to enter plea this morning and the magistrate adjourned his case to May 8. He was granted a HK$50,000 cash bail and was banned from leaving Hong Kong. He must also report to police twice every week.

According to court documents, Lam, a staff of a yacht company, was charged that on February 24, at somewhere in Hong Kong whereas Alex Kwong Kong-chi had committed an arrestable offense, namely murder, knowing or believing him to be guilty of the offense or of some other arrestable offence, did, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, arrange yacht for the escape of Kwong, to Macau with intent to impede the apprehension or prosecution of Kwong.

Separately, the DNA tests confirmed the skull and two legs police found in the Tai Po village house belonged to Choi, according to sources. But other body parts of her have yet to be found.
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