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August 31, 2005
Nancy Kissel case archive part 4
Covers the trial between August 20th and August 31st.
Other Kissel related material can be found in the Kissel category.
Update August 20th
* The Standard: Expert testifies on porn site search
A dozen curious children made an appearance at Nancy Kissel's murder trial yesterday as a computer forensic expert explained how the defence came to suggest Kissel's husband had searched for homosexual and pornographic websites.
* The Standard: Trial Refocuses on Porn Searches
The defence counsel for Nancy Kissel closed his case unexpectedly yesterday after he finished his re-examination of a computer forensics expert in the Court of First Instance.
Update August 24th
* The Standard: Baseball Bat Evidence in Question
A baseball bat Nancy Kissel claims her husband beat her with on the day he died did not carry his DNA, nor had it been used to strike forcefully the ornament she claims to have used in self-defence, government forensic scientists testified yesterday.
Update August 25th
* The Standard: Expert denies methods flawed
The defence sought to cast doubt yesterday on a government forensic scientist's findings that the baseball bat Nancy Kissel said her husband beat her with had never been used to strike forcefully a lead ornament she claimed to have used in self-defence.
Update August 27th
* The Standard: Kissel case nears end
A prosecutor gave his closing argument on Friday in an American housewife's murder trial, saying she was a cold-blooded killer who cheated on her wealthy husband before serving him a drug-laced milkshake and bashing in his head.
Update August 29th
Update August 30th
Nancy Kissel was "in fear for her life" as she beat her husband to death with a lead statue after he threatened to kill her, her lawyer told the Court of First Instance yesterday.
* SCMP: Prosecution theory of a Kissel plot defies belief - defence
The allegation that Nancy Kissel had been plotting to murder her husband with a sedatives-laced milkshake defied common sense, the Court of First Instance was told yesterday.
Update August 31st
* The Standard: Judge spells out options to jury as trial nears end
The judge in the trial of Nancy Ann Kissel said yesterday the jury had to consider whether the force she used to deal the five fatal blows to her husband's head was "reasonable" or "in excess" when deciding whether she is guilty of murder.posted by Simon on 08.31.05 at 07:17 PM in the Kissel category.
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