China revisits 'milkshake murder'

Wife of an American expatriate banker in Hong Kong is back on trial for the "murder" of her husband.


    A retrial of a high-profile murder case is underway in Hong Kong's high court.

    American Nancy Kissel, a 46 year old mother of three, was found guilty with a life sentence in 2005 for murdering her husband in 2003.

    Kissel drugged her husband with a sedative laced milkshake and then bludgeoned him to death with an ornament, resulting in an infamous case that became known as the 'milkshake murder'.

    Kissel has admitted killing her husband, but said it was in self defence after years of abuse.

    In February, Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal overturned Kissel's conviction for murder, ruling that the notoriety and widespread coverage surrounding her case may have resulted in an unfair trial.

    Kissel now faces a nine-member jury in a trial expected to last more than 50 days.

    Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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