21 Oct 2011

Second man found guilty of murder in Kiko trial

9:18 pm on 21 October 2011

A second man has been found guilty of the murder of Chinese student Kiko Li in Auckland in 2010.

The body of Jiayi Li, known as Kiko, was found in the boot of her car in Hamilton in May last year, nearly two weeks after she went missing.

The 18-year-old had been stabbed 22 times.

A jury at the Auckland High Court took three-and-a-half hours to find Honglin Yu guilty of murder and aggravated robbery on Friday. He will be sentenced on 8 December.

Another man, Yongxin Li, has already admitted the murder and aggravated robbery.

He has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 16 years.