Calgary

Man who shot bar owner granted appeal

A man jailed for killing a Calgary bar owner has been granted a leave to appeal his conviction.

A man jailed for killing a Calgary bar owner has been granted a leave to appeal his conviction.

Adrian Walle shot Shuckaluck's owner Jeffrey Shuckburgh, 29, in 2004 while being escorted out of the bar. Walle was convicted of second degree murder in 2008 and was sentenced to life in prison.

He is developmentally delayed and on the night of the shooting had been drinking. Walle's lawyers argued that the combination of his disorder and alcohol meant he could not have decided to kill Shuckburgh.

On Thursday the Supreme Court of Canada granted Walle leave to appeal his conviction. There is no date yet for the appeal.  

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