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Kissel Convicted of Banker Husband’s Murder by Hong Kong Jury

Nancy Kissel, the Merrill Lynch & Co. banker’s wife who won a retrial for his murder in Hong Kong, was convicted again unanimously and sentenced to life in prison yesterday, more than seven years after the crime.

A jury of seven women and two men rejected her defense that she was provoked or impaired by mental illness, instead accepting the prosecution case that the 46-year-old had planned the Nov. 2, 2003 drugging and killing of Robert Kissel, who headed Asian distressed assets divisions first at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and then at Merrill in the early 2000s.