February 11, 2010

Milkshake Murder Verdict Overturned (NEWS)

The story of the "Milkshake Murderer" Nancy Kissel took yet another surprise turn this week, when a Hong Kong court just ruled that there must be a retrial in the case of her husband's death. Nancy, who admitted early on that she did kill her husband but claimed it was in self-defense, was accused of conspiring to give him a poisoned strawberry milkshake, then beating him to death with a statue. But the HK court found that the prosecution had improperly relied on some hearsay evidence.

Kissell allgedly killed her husband, who worked for Merrill Lynch and was reportedly about to admit in court to bank fraud, because she wanted to get his fortune and was afraid of the marriage breaking up, as he had hired a private investigator to track her. But she claims it was out of fear for her own safety and in self defense. She was found guilty, but her defense attorneys argued that the prosecution used inadmissible evidence and a Hong Kong court found unanimously that a new trial was needed.

Milkshake Murder Verdict Overturned

Hong Kong's top court today overturned the murder conviction of American woman Nancy Kissel and ordered a retrial in the gruesome killing of her investment banker husband, one of the city's most sensational crime cases. "The court unanimously allows the appeal, quashes the conviction and orders a retrial," Chief Justice Andrew Li said. Kissel was sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after being convicted of drugging her high-flying banker husband with a sedative-laced strawberry milkshake and then bludgeoning him to death in 2003...

Milkshake Murder Verdict Overturned

Posted at February 11, 2010 5:54 PM