Her voice was at times steady and deliberate, at times quivering and incomprehensible.
Eleven years after Nancy Kissel bludgeoned her Merrill Lynch banker husband to death in their luxury Hong Kong apartment, the American expatriate says from a maximum security prison she has no regrets about her life.
'I can’t spend my time explaining the unexplainable. I’d rather try to seek a peaceful heart,' Kissel, 50, said when asked if she would have done anything differently. 'I don’t know how to undo something I never understood.'
Bloomberg News reports that speaking through an intercom from behind metal bars, the mother-of-three broke into tears, and at one point into song, as she sat for her first media interviews just 20 miles from her former $20,000-a-month, ocean-view apartment.
Convicted by two Hong Kong juries for the murder of her husband, she was told by the city’s top court in April that she had exhausted all appeal avenues. Her voice was at times steady and deliberate, at times quivering and incomprehensible.
The murder of her husband Robert Kissel revealed a dysfunctional side to the lives of Hong Kong’s wealthy foreign bankers and their families. Nancy’s decade-long legal battle against the murder charge, with its tales of decadence and abuse and the concoction of two homemade milkshakes on a Sunday afternoon, spawned two books and multiple television documentaries and movies.
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