Nfld. & Labrador

Trevor Pardy files appeal of 1st-degree murder conviction

Convicted killer Trevor Pardy, the Bonavista Bay man who shot his ex-girlfriend four years ago, is appealing his first-degree murder conviction.
Trevor Pardy was convicted in November for the first-degree murder of Triffie Wadman. (CBC)

Convicted killer Trevor Pardy, the Bonavista Bay man who shot his ex-girlfriend four years ago, is appealing his first-degree murder conviction.

Pardy's lawyers, Bob Buckingham and Johnathan McDonald, filed the appeal Tuesday.

A jury found Pardy, 38, guilty on Nov.13 of killing Triffie Wadman. He was given a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the chance of parole for 25 years, minus time served.

After the guilty verdict came down, Bob Buckingham said Trevor Pardy was disappointed by the verdict, and contended the shooting was an accident. (CBC)

In the appeal, Pardy's lawyers said Justice Alphonsus Faour "erred in law in failing to properly, or at all, instruct the jury on the Defence of Accident."

The jury of seven women and four men took less than two hours to return a verdict last month.

Pardy had claimed the shooting was an accident, even though he was found holding the murder weapon — a 9-mm pistol — when police arrived on the scene.

He also prevented first responders from attending to Wadman, a mother of one, as she was bleeding on the ground. 

No date has been set for when the appeal will be heard.

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