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Hong Kong's 'milkshake murderer' loses bid for final appeal

Published on Apr 24, 2014 4:52 PM
 
US citizen Nancy Kissel leaving the High Court after another day of her murder trial in Hong Kong on Aug 4, 2005. American expatriate Nancy Kissel, who is serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the "milkshake" murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband, failed in her last bid to appeal her conviction on Thursday, April 24, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - American expatriate Nancy Kissel, who is serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the "milkshake" murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband, failed in her last bid to appeal her conviction on Thursday.

A panel of three judges on the city's Court of Final Appeal rejected Kissel's application - the end of a long legal road that began with her first conviction in 2005.

The panel of judges said they will give their reasons later, Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK reported.

The 2003 murder gripped Hong Kong's business and expatriate communities with its tales of domestic violence, rough sex and adultery that cast a shadow over the high-flying lifestyles of financial professionals in the former British colony.

 
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