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  1. Kissel's depression impaired her judgment, psychiatrist tells court

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Nancy Kissel was suffering from depression when she allegedly bludgeoned her investment banker husband to death, a psychiatric expert told a court yesterday. The comments from Dr Wong Chun-kit were heard at the retrial of Kissel in the Court ...

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    Spate of murder cases shocks Hong Kong: 'What has the world come to?'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 01:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Three grisly murder cases in as many days have sent chills through the city, which has one of the lowest rates of homicide in the world (last year saw 27 murder investigations). The high-profile stories have people scratching their heads and questioning "What has the world come to?" The spate of cases started when the dismembered bodies ...

  3. 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 ...

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    Health of poor an urgent case as Leung prepares policy address

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Study linking poverty to high blood pressure and other medical issues highlights need for chief executive to focus on problem in policy address HEALTH OF POOR AN URGENT CASE Pressure is mounting on the chief executive to make poverty alleviation a focus of his maiden policy address this month, with new research setting out in stark detail how being poor ...

  5. Rise in HIV cases third-highest in 28 years

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Health Department recorded 122 new HIV cases in the first three months of this year, the third-highest quarterly figure since 1984, when the first case was found in Hong Kong. It brought the total recorded number of infections of HIV- the virus that causes Aids- to 5,349. The tally of new cases was the highest since the third quarter of 2009, when ...

  6. HIV cases increase

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Hong Kong saw a record number of new HIV infections last year since the first local patient was diagnosed with the disease in 1984. The 438 new cases last year marked an increase of 12.6 per cent from 389 in 2010. Overall, HIV prevalence in the city is estimated at under 0.1 per cent. That is low by international standards. If more than 1 per cent of the general population ...

  7. Delegates call for care in tycoon's death row case

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... People's Court to at least reduce the penalty to a suspended death sentence. 'Ultimately, this case must, of course, be ruled on in accordance with the law,' Zhejiang NPC delegate ... private borrowing and illegal fund-raising. 'The case of Wu Ying is the result of ambiguity in our laws; therefore it could be argued either way,' CPPCC delegate and solar magnate Huang ...

  8. Judges to tread carefully on billionaire's fraud case

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The mainland's top court has spoken out on the fraud conviction of billionaire Wu Ying, saying it would review the contentious death penalty case with 'caution'. At the end of a press conference on an unrelated topic, Supreme People's Court spokesman Sun Jungong acknowledged the immense public interest in Wu's case. The 30-year-old ...

  9. Death penalty cases rife with evidence flaws

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Inconsistent standards of evidence and inadequate defence are among the shortcomings of death penalty cases, the deputy chief of the nation's highest ... the court had found the quality of capital punishment cases to be worse than expected since authorities ordered all such cases to be reviewed in 2007, according to report by Caixin online. ...

  10. More time to file disability bias case

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... received sympathy from a High Court judge yesterday. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon of the Court of First Instance said the preferred way to seek justice in such cases was to file a complaint ... in the form it had been submitted. But the judge said he felt sympathetic towards the boy's case, and said his lawyers could resubmit the application if they broadened it. Lam said he would give ...




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