Nancy Kissel murder retrial opens in Hong Kong | World news | The Guardian

Posted by Fraser Trevor Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Nancy Kissel murder retrial opens in Hong Kong | World news | The Guardian: "American woman accused of drugging and then clubbing to death her banker husband in Hong Kong seven years ago went on trial for murder for a second time today, after the territory's highest court threw out the original conviction.

Nancy Kissel received a mandatory life sentence in September 2005, but Hong Kong's court of final appeal overturned the verdict in February, ruling that prosecutors improperly cross-examined her and that the judge allowed hearsay evidence.

Kissel, 47, who remains in custody, pleaded not guilty to the new murder charge at Hong Kong's high court. The judge, Andrew Macrae, ordered jurors to ignore news coverage of the previous trial and to refrain from doing their own research on the internet. He said previous press coverage was often 'angled' or 'slanted' to attract readers or simply factually wrong.

'You must put out of your minds anything you may have seen or heard about this case in any medium,' Macrae said."

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