25 Mar '11, 8am

Hong Kong convicts American Kissel of murder

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". The Michigan-born mother-of-three won a new hearing last year 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. "It is the decision of the court that (Kissel) be sentenced to imprisonment for life," Hong Kong judge Andrew Macrae said, after a nine-member jury unanimously found her guilty of murder for a second time. Kissel kept her head down and rocked back and forth as the judge handed down the sentence to a packed courtroom, while her mother, Jean McGlothlin, immediately burst into tears. The jury of seven women and two men, which started deliberations on Thursday, was task...

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