Nancy Kissel The "milkshake murderer" lost her appeal against conviction. The Court of Appeal ruled that the guilty verdict passed unanimously by a nine-member jury was "neither unsafe nor unsatisfactory". Kissel was jailed for life for the second time after a retrial in 2011 after the jury found her guilty of feeding her husband a drug-laced milkshake before bludgeoning him to death at their Tai Tam flat. Jang Song-thaek North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle, seen as the hardline regime's political regent, has apparently been purged, nearly two years after the young supremo came to power. It later emerged that his sacking could be linked to the apparent defection of one of his aides who is seeking asylum in South Korea. Lau Wong-fat The Heung Yee Kuk lawmaker failed to block the incorporation of the Tai Long Sai Wan enclave in Sai Kung into a country park. His motion was voted down at a Legislative Council meeting. He blasted the government for "violently robbing" villagers of their property and "forcibly imposing the responsibility of conservation solely on their shoulders".