Nolet said he was acting in self-defence when he bashed Kenny Wong with the porcelain lid in a Calgary bar in 2008.
The two men knew each other from a prior altercation and Nolet told the court he felt threatened when he spotted Wong at the bar.
But the trial judge said Nolet was likely out for revenge over his previous run-in with Wong.
The judge sentenced Nolet to life in prison with no chance of parole for 12 years.
As is its custom, the Supreme Court gave no reasons for its decision not to hear that appeal.
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