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Chris Falconer takes appeal for life sentence conviction to Supreme Court

Christopher Falconer arrives at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Pictou, N.S. on  Jan. 8, 2014.
Christopher Falconer arrives at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Pictou, N.S. on Jan. 8, 2014. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

A Nova Scotia man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a 19-year-old woman is taking his appeal to the country’s highest court.

The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service says Christopher Alexander Falconer has filed a leave to appeal to the Supreme Court Canada.

Falconer was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Kirwan in January 2014 and is serving a life sentence.

He was not successful in appealing his conviction with the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

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At the time, his lawyer argued that the jury received confused instructions on how to interpret key evidence.

Kirwan disappeared from downtown New Glasgow on October 8th, 2011, after a night out with friends and her remains were found in a muddy grave off a logging road almost a month later.

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Falconer’s guilty verdict came after a jury heard evidence for 15 days in Pictou Supreme Court in 2014.

The trial involved a lengthy list of witnesses who knew both Kirwan and Falconer, text messages, cellphone data, toxicology reports and D-N-A evidence.

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