South Korean businessman kills himself in Hong Kong custody

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities say a South Korean businessman accused of murdering his wife and son in a five-star hotel has killed himself while in pre-trial custody.

A government statement said the man was found unconscious on Monday morning in his cell at a Hong Kong detention center.

The statement did not give his name, but media reports identified him as Kim Min-ho.

It said Kim, who had a bed sheet wrapped around his neck, was taken to a hospital and later certified dead.

Police had arrested Kim in January for allegedly killing his wife and son at Hong Kong's Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Media reports said the 43-year-old Kim was chief executive officer of the South Korean franchise of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.