Advertisement

Christopher Garnier appealing second-degree murder conviction

Click to play video: 'Christopher Garnier appealing second-degree murder conviction' Christopher Garnier appealing second-degree murder conviction
WATCH: After being found guilty last month in December, Christopher Garnier is appealing his second-degree murder conviction. Natasha Pace has more – Jan 18, 2018

Christopher Garnier is appealing his second-degree murder conviction.

Joel Pink, the lawyer who represented Garnier during his trial, confirmed to Global News an inmate appeal had been filed.

Garnier, 30, was found guilty in December of killing Catherine Campbell in Halifax.

READ: Jury finds Christopher Garnier guilty of second-degree murder in death of Catherine Campbell

Campbell, 36, was a member of the Truro Police Service and a volunteer firefighter. She was off-duty at the time of her death.

The Crown alleged Garnier struck Campbell on the head and strangled her at an apartment on McCully Street before placing her body in a green bin, wheeling it through north end Halifax and dumping it under the Macdonald Bridge.

Story continues below advertisement

WATCH: Christopher Garnier found guilty of second-degree murder 

Click to play video: 'Jury finds Christopher Garnier guilty of second-degree murder in death of Catherine Campbell' Jury finds Christopher Garnier guilty of second-degree murder in death of Catherine Campbell
Jury finds Christopher Garnier guilty of second-degree murder in death of Catherine Campbell – Dec 21, 2017

The defence said Campbell’s death was an unfortunate accident that occurred during rough sex that she initiated.

After more than four weeks of testimony, the jury took only 4.5 hours to determine Garnier was guilty.

According to court documents, Garnier lists six grounds of appeal. Among them, he believes the trial judge erred in law when he found that Garnier’s section 7 Charter rights were not violated and when he considered Garnier’s second statement to the police was “free and voluntary.”

Garnier’s file for appeal also alleges Justice Joshua Arnold’s charge to the jury “was so complicated and convoluted that no ordinary juror would be able to understand it.”

The document goes on to say that Garnier will request an order for a new trial and plans to present his case and argument in person.

Advertisement

Sponsored content