hi youtube its joshua miles and welcome back to my channel today were going to be covering another solved true crime case for my curious case series id just like to point out this video is not being made to cause disrespect or anything like that it is just being made to spread awareness about this case by compiling information from various different public sources on the internet, now with all that being said lets delve right into this case. its not everyday that a 14 year old girl shows up at a police station claiming that shes being haunted by the ghost of a woman that she helped to allegedly torture,murder and butcher the year before, but that’s exactly what happened at the hong kong Tsim Sha Tsui police station in may of 1999 when the girl showed up and told her story the police officers were understandably very very sceptical and they didn’t believe her story one bit, but because of protocol the police officers had to follow up the little girl’s claims and when they did, they uncovered what is considered to be Hong Kong’s most henious and horrendous crime of all time. This is the curious case of the ‘Hello Kitty murder’ just a quick sidenote that some of the names have been switched out with fake names for the purposes of identity protection Melody,which is a fake name, had just finished celebrating her 13th birthday and had decided that she was fed up of being a teenager and was fed up of being a kid and that she wanted to be an adult now. Melody absolutely hated the slum estate home that she lived in with her parents and her older brothers, she was constantly arguing with her parents and her brothers and as a result just before the lunar new year in 1998, melody ran away from home.Melody somehow found her way to a cheap restaurant and she sat in that cheap restaurant for hours just gazing into the distance praying and hoping that someone would come along and change her luck, and miraculously her prayers were heard. an 18 year old boy sat down on her table opposite her, the boy was wearing a fake black armarni suit, a gold neck chain and a gold ID bracelet he introduced himself to Melody as leung Wai-lun I am just going to point out that all the name, Chinese names in the video, i am going to be horrendously butchering so I apologise if i cause any offence, feel free to correct me in the comments down below but this boy told Melody that everyone just called him Gangster, and Melody, just being just 13 years old, very impressionable and having grown up in a slum estate, she was instantly captivated by the expensive jewellery and by this boys personality, that night Ganster, who i have to remind you is 18 and Melody a 13 year old slept together and over the course of the next year, Melody actually visited her parents but those visits were few and far between. She would only attend school just a handful of times The 13 year old plunged herself deep into the world of love hotels, nightclubs and karaoke bars. One night Ganster introduced Melody to his “big brother” and his name was Chan Man-lok Chan was 34 years old, he was a pimp,he was a loan shark and he was also a drug dealer.As soon as Chan set his eyes on Melody,he told her that she must come and stay and visit his plac. Chan lived in a 7 bedroom apartment high above most famous shopping street and this street was called Granville Road Chan’s flat had everything needed you to keep you entertained cable TV , a playstation, video games, adult films, Hollywood films, Hong Kong films and lots and lots of drugs, and strangely the entire flat was completely decked out in Hello Kitty merchandise. were talking Hello kitty curtains, Hello kitty bed sheets, Hello Kitty kitchen wear and a bunch of Hello Kitty dolls just around the flat. Now Chan used his flat as the head quarters to run his drug cartel and Chan’s most popular product was crystal meth, the perfect drug to keep you distracted and secluded from the real world, and for 23 year old Fan Man-yee, the real world was a place that she also wanted to avoid. Fan Man-yee was known to have friends and family as Ah map and she actually had quite a rough childhood, she was abandoned as a little girl and was raised in an all girl’s orphanage and by the time she was in her mid teens, she had committed to a life of petty crime, prostitution and drug addiction, most, if not all of her relationships were with drug dealers or clients, her husband was a drug addict. Ah map and her husband met when Ah map was working as a dancer in the Emperors Karaoke bar in May of 1996 two years later, Ah map gave birth to a son, according to the neighbours, however, the neighbours had a lot of trouble at home. The neighbours would often be kept awake at night from the sound of domestic violence now Ah Map met Chan in 1997 when she was working as a prostitute in a Kowloon brothel. Now Chan was actually a regular client of Ah Map and they often indulged in long sexual sessions and drug binges together and their drug of choice was crystal meth. however, this quickly came to an end when Ah Map for some reason or another stole Chan’s wallet, which contained currency to the value of 4000 US dollars, a mistake which would ultimately cost her, her life. when Chan found out he demanded his money back and Ah Map was quick to oblige, she payed Chan back the equivalent of 4000 US and then an additional 10,000 US dollars. However Chan was a loan shark and by nature he was going to add interest and he demanded a further 16,000 US dollars from Ah Map as interest and as you can imagine Ah Map didn’t have $16,000 to give to Chan, she had given him all of her savings and valuables, so on March 17th 1999 Chan ordered 2 of his henchmen to break into Ah Map’s home and to abduct her, and these 2 henchmen were called Leung Shing-cho and Gangster, yes the 18 year old boy nicknamed Gangster from earlier in this case. Chan’s plan was to hold Ah Map in his apartment and work her as a prostitute, he would then take all of her earnings until her ever increasing debt was repayed remember Chan is a loan shark and this loan, this debt is gradually increasing due to interest but Chan’s plan was actually flawed, by the time that Ah Map had been abducted and transported to Chan’s apartment, she was battered and bruised and battered and bruised prostitutes don’t attract customers. Chan, Gangster and his other henchmen,Leung, all lived in Chans apartment, along with Melody and together the group would go on massive crystal meth drug binges, and because Ah Map was battered and bruised and wasn’t attracting any customers, they decided to torture her, because to them, it was just way too much fun. They beat her whenever they were bored and they beat her just for laughs, and from time to time Melody, who at this point was 14 years old would actually join in, Melody would later tell the court that she actually Liked Ah Map and they got along pretty well However she also told the court how she burnt Ah Map and hit her along with the others when she was asked in court why she did it she simply replied with a straight face that she did it for fun just to see what it felt like to hurt someone. sometimes the group would make Ah Map laugh out loud and be pretend to be happy while they tortured her,it was all a game that they played and if Ah Map didn’t pretend to be happy they would beat her harder, they told her to laugh and smile while they burnt her, to the group it was all just fun and games. Now the kitchen in Chan’s apartment became like an arsenal to the group they found use for almost every kitchen utensil appliance and condiment in the kitchen. they would set the plastic straws alight, hold Ah Map down and then let the plastic burn the hot plastic drip onto her feet, onto the soles of her feet, until they blistered and until they started oozing puss. However they quickly grew tired of doing that and decided to just straight up set set her feet on fire, before beating them with a stick. Chilli oil was then poured onto her open wounds and oyster sauce was sprayed into her face. Ah Map was also forced to drink all of the oils that chan had in his kitchen, she was beaten with water pipes, she was beaten with metal pipes. often the men would urinate on to her face and into her mouth and if she couldn’t swallow it fast enough then they would beat her. One time, just for a laugh Melody defecated in a shoe box and the men forced Ah Map to eat it When there was nothing for the group to watch on TV and when they were bored, they would use electrical wire to hang Ah Map from the ceiling and they would proceed to beat her with iron bars. However they would grow quickly bored and would actually leave her there dangling from the ceiling overnight. As inevitably, Ah Map started to deteriorate she would drift in and out of consciousness and this would either happen on the floor or she would be tied up while the men played video games. Ah map was broken and to the group she wasn’t any fun anymore but the group kept beating her simply because they didn’t have anything else to do, almost a month after the group had started torturing Ah Map Melody woke up and went to check on her and she had discovered that she had died Ah Map had spent her final nights lying on the cold bathroom floor alone slipping in and out of consciousness, being completely ignored by the group until she passed away in the middle of the night after the discovery the group had discussed what they were going to do with the body the entire day but they never came to a conclusion, so Ah Map’s lifeless corpse was just left on the bathroom floor the group would then continue to go out to the local arcades where they would play more video games the next day, on another crystal meth binge Chan gathered the group together and informed them that now she must be destroyed. in the horrifying and gruesome 10 hour operation that followed Ah Map’s body was lifted into the bathtub and butchered. Chan cut off Ah Map’s head with a wood saw while the others got to work on the other parts of her body, they stripped and bagged her flesh, put them in plastic bags and stored them in the fridge. Melody would later tell the court that Gangster woke her up during this 10 hour operation and handed her a plastic bag with Ah Map’s intestines in it, Gangster told her to go cover the plastic bag in hot water to stop it from smelling. Later, on Leung cooked the head in a pot of boiling water, while he was doing this, he actually called Melody over to take a look Melody told him that he was too afraid to look but Leung replied that saying “it looked like something out of a movie and pretend you’re watching a movie and so Melody went over and went and looked and when she looked into the pot and she saw a skull boiling in the hot water she thought to herself “hmm he’s right, it does look like something from a movie!” Now while the head was boiling on this pot, the group decided they would take a break for lunch the head was boiling on one hob and on the one next to it, they decided to cook some noodles and they used the same spoon to stir the noodles as they did to stir Ah Map’s head. Once the head had been completely boiled down to a skull Chan decided to take the head and decided to sew it into one of the Hello Kitty dolls in his flat and this Hello Kitty doll was a giant Hello Kitty mermaid doll, now in exchange for her protection, Melody testified against Chan and the other men in the group in court and in an attempt to rid herself of the alleged haunting that was going on she detailed the entire incident in court very graphically, she detailed all the torture that the men put Ah Map through, the story was so disturbing that many people in the courtroom actually thought the story was fictional, however the evidence found by the police was not only damning but was so so disturbing the police found body part trophies around chan’s flat and on these trophies was DNA evidence of all 3 of the men proving that at 1 point they has touched the bone trophies. Unfortunately due to the state of Ah Map’s body the medical examiners were unable to determine a course of death. there was no doubt in anybody’s mind that Ah Map hadn’t experienced and gone through horrendous and horrifically gruesome torture, however what i’m about to tell you angers me beyond belief, the medical examiners were unable to determine whether Ah Map had actually died of a simple drug overdose or whether she had actually been tortured to death and as a result of that, the 3 men, Chan and his 2 henchmen were not charged with murder they were actually just charged with manslaughter. The jury believing with the evidence and the medical examiners not being able to determine a course of death, that the 3 men hadn’t intended to kill Ah Map, they just tortured her, death was not the intent and as you can imagine this charge caused massive public outrage, the trio of men were sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole of 2o years. that is everything i have in this case. thank you so much for watching this episode in my curious case true crime series, if you’re new here I upload once a week, true crime videos, sometimes there’s 2 videos, who really knows at this point? but there is at least 1 true crime video a week, i just like to make a really quick announcement that through the month of June, there’s going to be a bunch of collabs with a bunch of other true crime YouTubers so keep your eyes peeled for that, don’t forget to like and subscribe and hit that bell icon so you can be notified every single time that i post and with all that being said i’ll see you in the next video.