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Husband's death 'tragic accident': lawyer

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September 13, 2017

Qian Liu (right) was in a nasty situation and didn't mean to kill her husband, her lawyer says.

A Sydney restaurateur accused of murdering her husband did not mean to inflict the knife wound but was reacting to a "very nasty situation", a jury has been told.

"What happened was a terrible, tragic accident and it occurred when she was trying to make sure her husband could not regain control of the knife," defence lawyer Phillip Boulten SC said in the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday.

He was giving his final address at the trial of Qian Liu, 35, who has pleaded not guilty to murdering Han Lim Chin, 39, who was stabbed late on January 3, 2016, at their Riverwood granny flat.

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