It’s not often we have a story from Hong Kong that has local relevance, but this one does.
The top court in Hong Kong last week, rejected a final bid for an appeal by a woman from Adrian who was convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and then bashing him to death.
Nancy Kissel, an Adrian native, was convicted twice for the 2003 murder of her husband, Robert Kissel, who worked for Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
The case was referred to as the “Milkshake Murder,” and grabbed world headlines.
A three-judge panel at the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong has dismissed Nancy Kissel’s application for appeal.
Kissel was She was sentenced to life in 2012 after prosecutors said she killed her husband by giving him a sedative-laced milkshake and then bludgeoning him with a metal ornament before wrapping his body up in a carpet.
Kissel stood to gain up to $18 million in her husband’s death, and she planned to run away with a TV repairman with whom she was having an affair.
The case spawned at least two books and a TV special.