Barely a week after denying a feng shui master’s claim to a multibillion-dollar fortune, the Hong Kong courts have ruled on another blockbuster case. On Thursday, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal overturned a murder conviction and ordered a new trial for American expatriate Nancy Kissel, who killed her investment banker husband in 2003.

Kissel was convicted in a 2005 jury trial. Prosecutors had charged that she carefully planned the murder of her husband Robert, a Merrill Lynch investment banker in Hong Kong, by allegedly sedating him with a laced milkshake and then beating him to death with a metal ornament.

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