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  1. Sound bites

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the manipulation [of] sexual and power relationships as depicted by Jelinek in these tales, in which we found a contemporary resonance to the Fritzl case [Elisabeth Fritzl, an Austrian, alleged she had ...

  2. The rot behind a life most people dream about

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle With Nancy Kissel's defence team already foreshadowing an appeal to the highest court, it seems certain the city has not heard the last of this sensational murder case. The tragedy that has surrounded the Kissel family- Robert Kissel's brutal killing, his wife's subsequent conviction for his murder, the effective orphaning of the couple's children ...

  3. Court reserves judgment in Kissel appeal

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The marathon debate in Nancy Kissel's appeal case ended yesterday with the three judges reserving judgment. Kissel, 44, was jailed for life in September 2005 after being found guilty of murdering her husband in the couple's luxury Parkview flat in 2003. Her counsel's submissions lasted for more than 10 days in the Court of Appeal before Mr Justice ...

  4. Judge's language may have baffled Kissel jury: lawyer

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... McCoy SC presented her case. Dressed in a black top and grey trousers, she had to be helped to her seat in the dock by a guard, and briefly burst into tears before the hearing began. Mr McCoy ... may have caused the jury some problems. Not only was the language relatively complex, but critical elements of the defence case were delivered in a 'sustained formal monologue' ...

  5. Nancy Kissel launches bid to fight murder conviction

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... with a baseball bat, habitually used cocaine and committed all manner of depraved sexual acts on her without her consent. Those claims were rejected by the jury, which accepted the prosecution's case ... diminished responsibility, even though Kissel had instructed her defence team that she did not want it to be an option. Sources close to the case suggest there are expert reports that indicate Kissel ...

  6. Kissel jury directive 'confusing'

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was equivalent to telling the jury that they were not allowed to consider the merits of Kissel's stated case. If court vice-president Mr Justice Michael Stuart-Moore, Justice of Appeal Mr Justice ... nearby. Earlier, she had muttered her disagreement as acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos SC denied that the instructions had been confusing. The case continues. ...

  7. Kissel's mental state questioned

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The jury at Nancy Kissel's murder trial should have been instructed to consider the defence of diminished responsibility even though she had instructed her legal team that she did not want to use it, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday. G ...

  8. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the report headlined 'Judges roundly reject all Kissel's grounds for appeal' on City page one yesterday, Nancy Kissel should have been described as 'the mother of three'. The error was introduced in the editing process. ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dengue fever alert issued The Centre for Health Protection issued a dengue fever alert after confirmation of an imported case. A 30-year-old man who travelled to the Maldives early last month developed symptoms on April 18 and was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on April 22. He was discharged on Sunday. His was the 11th imported case this year. Five held over attack on teens ...

  10. Judge gave Kissel jury 'proper instructions'

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... woozy and disoriented.' Mr Zervos said Mr Justice Lunn had instructed the jury that such comments were not evidence of the facts of the case, but evidence of Robert Kissel's state ...




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