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  1. Carpet roll made me suspicious, helper says

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A domestic helper working for Nancy Kissel, who is accused of murdering her investment banker husband and wrapping his body in a carpet, told a court she had been suspicious when she saw a living room carpet rolled up behind a sofa and a new one ...

  2. Judge starts directing jurors in Kissel retrial

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... concluded summations of their cases to the jury. Mr Justice Andrew Macrae yesterday started giving the jury directions and summing up the material before them. He extended the day's hearing ... recounted evidence from witnesses called by the prosecution in the case. He is expected to do the same for the defence evidence later today. Prosecutors said Robert Kissel drank a drug-laced ...

  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 ...

  4. 'Police files' in fraud case were forged, court told

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Westbrook SC said while the three police reports raised in court on Thursday suggested that witness Yip Yuk-chun had been twice caught with a suspected drug, the case numbers concerned incidents ... up.' Westbrook said Yip's only arrest was in connection with the present case. Meanwhile, Chiang (pictured), who denied five charges of fraud and making false statements, said she ...

  5. Milk hero's case shows how pressure can work

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhao, that is to be welcomed. However, the case does not inspire any confidence in the mainland's legal system or the rule of law. Lodging an appeal to a court should be straightforward. In Zhao's case it was anything but, with access being denied to lawyers, confusion over whether the documents had been filed and the legal team suddenly sacked without explanation. If Zhao agreed ...

  6. Case for leniency

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to eight months in jail, a year at most. And, according to section 124 of China's Criminal Procedure Law, suspects may not be detained for more than two months. Only in complicated cases ... of the tainted milk case in Hebei, he held up an A4-paper-sized sign with the words 'Restore health to the children' and 'We demand judicial fairness' outside the court; third, ...

  7. Prosecutors win power to order police to investigate cases

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Rules introduced this week will enable prosecutors to better supervise police decisions to accept cases and begin investigations, a step lawyers hope will curb rampant abuses. 'We see often that on one hand, there are cases concerning common citizens which police should investigate, but they don't; on the other hand, in cases where officials are concerned, ...

  8. Two cases highlight legal minefield of state secrets

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recent case of jailed Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu sounded a warning to foreigners to be careful how they go about business in China. If anyone did not heed it, the eight-year sentence imposed on American geologist Xue Feng leaves no excuse. It flags an uncharted legal minefield of vague state security laws. The differences in the two cases reveal a worrying trend. Hu admitted ...

  9. Ex-Hang Seng executive acquitted in fraud case

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A jury yesterday acquitted a former Hang Seng Bank marketing officer of taking bribes in the mid-1990s in return for helping a businessman obtain HK$932.85 million in bank loans. A nine-person jury in the Court of First Instance acquitted Simo ...

  10. Lily Chiang loses her latest bid for trial by jury in fraud case

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to challenge the constitutionality of the application to have her criminal case transferred to the District Court rather than to the High Court. In February last year, her judicial review ... applied for leave to launch a second judicial review against the magistrate granting an application from the prosecution to transfer her case to the District Court. Leave was rejected by the Court ...




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