02/13/2015 08:00 EST | Updated 04/15/2015 05:59 EDT

Cody Legebokoff, Convicted B.C. Serial Killer, Files Appeal

Cody Legebokoff was convicted of four counts of first-degree murder.


VANCOUVER - A man who was convicted of killing three women and a teen girl in central British Columbia has filed an appeal.

Cody Legebokoff was convicted last year of four counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years.

Legebokoff stood trial before a jury in Prince George.

Defence lawyer Eric Gottardi confirms Legebokoff is appealing the verdict, focusing on his client's failed attempt to change the location of the trial.

Legebokoff applied to move the trial to Vancouver, but B.C. Supreme Court Judge Glen Parrett rejected the request.

Gottardi says the judge's written ruling contained disparaging comments about Legebokoff's defence lawyer at trial, which now raises questions about the fairness of the trial.

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