HK 'milkshake murderer' loses appeal against second conviction
HONG KONG (AFP) - American housewife Nancy Kissel, dubbed the "milkshake murderer", on Tuesday lost an appeal against her second conviction in Hong Kong for the 2003 murder of her banker husband.
The 49-year-old expatriate, serving a life sentence since 2005, was found guilty of drugging her husband - a senior executive at US bank Merrill Lynch - with a sedative-laced strawberry drink before clubbing him to death with a lead ornament in their luxury home.
She maintained she acted in self-defence against an abusive spouse, but she was convicted for a second time in 2011 following a retrial ordered by the city's top court.
Hong Kong's Court of Appeal judge Wally Yeung rejected Kissel's appeal on Tuesday, ruling out that the conviction was unsatisfactory.