The "Milkshake Murder" Retrial Gets Underway In Hong Kong

By: Michael Stevens
Staff Writer
Published: Jan 12, 2021

The "Milkshake Murder" retrial gets underway in Hong Kong. The "Milkshake Murder" hears testimony in a retrial that is based on hearsay evidence. Nancy Kissel was charged with and pled guilty to manslaughter of her husband in 2003 after she claimed it was self defense.

Since this was a retrial, Judge Andrew Macrae insisted that the jury come to their own conclusions, and it all begins with a murder involving a milkshake. The judge wanted all other Internet coverage or records from the previous trial that was thrown out not to cause as an influence for any reason. He stated, "You must put out of your minds anything you may have seen or heard about this case in any medium."

Throughout the trial Kissel stuck with her argument that her former husband attacked her with a baseball bat and tried to rape her. Kissel was said to have drugged a strawberry milkshake and then to have beat him to death, which until this day she states was self defense.

During the trial Kissel could barely contain her sobs. As she was in the defendant's box, she murmured all responses to the questions, so low the judge had to repeat everything to affirm what she said. No decisions have been made, and the retrial is expected to last more two months.

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