The Nancy Kissel Case - Part 3
Yesterday was the second day of the trial, as
prosecutor Peter Chapman finished his opening statement and proceeded to present
the evidence. The following are the English-language media reports, with
the two articles from The Standard being most detailed.
Press) Wife tried in Hong Kong murder of U.S. banker.
June 8, 2005.
Merrill banker's wife accused in murder. June 8, 2005.
Press) Hong Kong prosecutor says Michigan native killed husband.
By Helen Luk. June 8, 2005.
Herald) Widow is accused of 'milkshake murder.' By Tan
Ee Lyn and Alan MacDermid. June 9, 2005.
Standard) Wife 'plotted for months' By Albert
Wong. June 9, 2005.
Standard) 'Doped, bludgeoned, then wrapped in rug' By
Albert Wong. June 9, 2005.
- (SCMP; no link; subscription required)
Wife 'served banker secret recipe'. By Polly Hui. June 9, 2005.
Here are some additional details from the
- The neighbor Andrew Tanzer came over to visit along with his daughter.
- The defendant had received via a doctor's prescription four different
kinds of drugs in August and October of the same year, and those drugs were consistent with
what was found in the deceased's stomach.
- (Sing Tao; print edition)
Chronology of events
November 2, 2003
3:45pm - Nancy Kissel offered two "secret recipe" milk shakes
to Robert Kissel and Andrew Tanzer
4:00pm - Andrew Tanzer went home very sleepy
5:00pm - Robert Kissel spoke with colleague David Noh, and sounded tired and
5:30pm - Robert Kissel missed company conference call
5:58pm - Robert Kissel called the company secretary about getting tickets
for Harbourfest. This was his last call to anyone.
November 3, 2003
7:00am - Nancy Kissel explained her bandaged hand to the maid as due
to an injury caused by the toaster
7:30pm - Nancy Kissel went to purchase carpets and other stuff (determined
from her credit card usage)
November 4, 2003
9:00am - Nancy Kissel told the doctor that she was assaulted by Robert
Kissel two nights ago
7:00pm - Nancy Kissel showed the maid her hand injuries which she said was
due to Robert Kissel. She said Robert has left home and was probably
staying at a hotel.
November 5, 2003
10:00am - Nancy Kissel called the Parkview management office and
requested workers to move a heavy carpet into a storeroom.
2:00pm - Four workers moved the "carpet" with troplleys to the
storeroom in an adjacent building. Nancy Kissel paid them HK$500.
November 6, 2003
11:45am - Nancy Kissel filed a police report in the company of her
father. She said that Robert Kissel wanted to make love and assaulted
her when she refused.
Afternoon - Colleague David Noh heard that Robert's friend Bryna O'Shea has
been unable to find Robert after checking many hotels in Hong Kong.
David called the police for assistance.
Evening - The police visited the Parkview apartment. Nancy Kissel did
not admit to renting a storeroom.
11:35pm - The police entereds the storeroom after obtaining a search warrant,
and found the body of the deceased wrapped in a carpet.
November 7, 2003
2:41am - Nancy Kissel was arrested.
(photos: Apple Daily, The Sun, Sing Pao, The
(photos: The Sun, Apple Daily)
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