25 Mar '11, 8am

HK jury finds Kissel guilty for 'Milkshake Murder'

HK jury finds Kissel guilty for 'Milkshake Murder'

A Hong Kong jury convicted American housewife Nancy Kissel of murder over the 2003 killing of her banker husband. -- PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG - A HONG Kong jury on Friday convicted American housewife Nancy Kissel of murder over the 2003 killing of her banker husband, in a retrial of a lurid case dubbed the 'Milkshake Murder'. Last year, the mother-of-three won a new hearing into the killing of Robert Kissel, a senior executive at Merrill Lynch, after her 2005 murder conviction was quashed due to legal errors at the first trial. 'We, the jury, find the defendant, Nancy Ann Kissel, guilty of murder,' the foreman of the nine-member jury said in a unanimous verdict, convicting Kissel of murder for a second time. Kissel was convicted of drugging her husband with a sedative-laced strawberry milkshake before beating him to death with a lead ornament. But she maintained she acted in s...

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