Annabelle Dytham Paediatrician Nancy Kissel was suffering 'total body pain' when doctor Annabelle Dytham examined her in Wan Chai on November 4 last year. Her movement was restricted and injuries included swollen fingers, puncture wounds to the right hand, pain in the ribs, chest and shoulders and bruises on her legs. Dr Dytham told the jury none of the injuries suggested serious blows from a weapon such as a baseball bat. But later she said Kissel may not have been exaggerating her pain from the alleged assault by her husband, contradicting her earlier testimony. This was after the defence told her tests suggested Kissel had musculo-skeletal injuries. 'I am not used to dealing with psychosomatic pain - patients who have pain where there is no actual physical injury,' Dr Dytham said. She was 'a little surprised' when she was shown closed-circuit television stills showing Kissel leaving the apartment and returning home with a suitcase, rug and shopping bags on November 3. 'However, if Nancy had come to me to report injuries on November 4, I could understand possible exaggeration of the pain, given that she had been assaulted and she might want to make a court case out of it. 'At no time did I think she was dangerous to herself or anyone else,' Dr Dytham said. Scott Ligertwood Clown Scott Ligertwood, of children's entertainment duo Scotty and Lulu, said his friend Nancy Kissel could be relied upon to 'get things done'. He had been to dinner at her house two weeks before Robert Kissel was murdered. Ligertwood found it 'unusual' when Nancy Kissel did not show up to a meeting at the outdoor cafe at the Repulse Bay Arcade on October 30, 2003, especially when she did not even call. Kissel, vice-president of the school's parent-teacher board, was supposed to be there to arrange for the duo to appear at Hong Kong International School's annual fair. Later in the day she sent a message saying she had mixed up the dates and asking for a meeting on November 4. Ligertwood said she was different from most parents. 'Whether it was entertainment or refreshment, the job was done to a high standard,' he said. But on November 3 came an e-mail message cancelling the meeting the next day: 'My husband is not well. I need to take care of some things ... sorry, I will be in touch soon.' He never heard from her again. Frank Shea New York private eye Frank Shea started the Alpha Group, a New York private investigation agency, shortly after leaving the New York Police Department. Robert Kissel probably went to the service because one of its specialties is matrimonial surveillance. Kissel paid US$24,000 for an 11-day service and private detective Rocco Gatta was sent to spy on the family's holiday home in Stratton, Vermont, during June and July 2003, discovering Nancy's relationship with Michael Del Priore. After returning to Hong Kong from a New York trip for back surgery on August 23, 2003, Kissel told Mr Shea his wife was poisoning his whisky. 'The Scotch didn't taste normal to him and the effects of the Scotch were quite remarkable. It made him woozy and disoriented.' Mr Shea feared Kissel's life was in danger and advised him to collect a sample of the whisky, have his blood or urine tested and call the police. 'From the first day he indicated to me his wife was going to kill him - he just couldn't believe that it was going to happen,' he said. But when Mr Shea visited Hong Kong and met Robert Kissel on September 1, 2003, Kissel said he 'felt guilty about his suspicions'. But he admitted his wife was still in contact with Mr Del Priore. Andrew Tanzer HK journalist Journalist Andrew Tanzer's bizarre experience hours before Nancy killed her husband saw the trial dubbed the 'milkshake murder' in headlines across the planet. The former writer with Forbes magazine is a highly respected journalist in the region, having interviewed many of Asia's top business leaders. Tanzer met the Kissels earlier in the day for the first time when Nancy drove them to the United Jewish Congregation in Mid-Levels from Parkview for Sunday school. After the service, Tanzer arranged for his daughter to go to the Kissels' apartment to play with their daughter June. After about an hour or so, he asked Nancy Kissel for a glass of water. But instead of water, he was presented with a 'strange milkshake'. 'Fairly heavy, sweet, thickened ... with banana taste, crushed cookies, reddish, which I guess was from some strawberries or flavouring,' he told the court. 'I have never drunk something like this before.' Nancy called the drink her 'special recipe'. When he got home at about 4pm, Tanzer blacked out, rising only at 7pm to scoff icecream. His wife Kazuko Ouchi said he ate three tubs of ice cream in a 'bizarre way ... like a baby ... with ice cream dripping all over the place'.