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US housewife to appeal 2nd HK murder conviction

HONG KONG (AP) – An American woman convicted twice in Hong Kong of drugging her wealthy banker husband with a laced strawberry milkshake and bashing him to death wants to appeal her latest conviction.

The South China Morning Post newspaper reported Friday that Nancy Kissel has applied for permission to appeal her conviction last year for the murder of Robert Kissel.

A Hong Kong judiciary spokeswoman confirmed the application but said no hearing date has been set.

Kissel must apply for permission to appeal because the 28-day deadline to file one following the trial in March has passed.

Kissel’s first trial in 2003 grabbed world headlines as it detailed the disintegration of the wealthy expatriate couple’s marriage in the southern Chinese financial center.

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