Norman Larue, who earlier this year was convicted of first degree murder in the 2008 slaying of Gordon Seybold, is appealing his conviction.
A Yukon Supreme Court jury convicted Larue following a three-month trial in Whitehorse earlier this year, but now his lawyer wants that conviction overturned, or at least a new trial ordered.
In appeal documents, his lawyer, Victoria-based Ray Dieno, argues the trial judge was wrong to deny his application to have the case moved out of Yukon.
Dieno insists pre-trial publicity surrounding the case made it impossible to find unbiased jurors in Whitehorse and the case should have been moved to a different jurisdiction.
Larue also maintains there was no planning or deliberation in the killing, so the first-degree murder charge was unwarranted. And he says the judge was wrong to admit tape recorded evidence from co-accused Christina Asp. She's also serving a life sentence for her role in the killing.
There's no word on how Larue is paying for his appeal.