Norman Larue and Christina Asp are shown. (Exhibit of the Yukon Supreme Court)

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.