VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian farmer convicted of butchering women and feeding them to his pigs, who police say was the country’s worst serial killer, will appeal his conviction, his lawyer said Saturday.
Robert Pickton’s lawyer Gil McKinnon said he will ask Canada’s Supreme Court to decide if the former pig farmer had a fair trial.
Earlier this week, the British Columbia Court of Appeal in a split decision rejected Pickton’s lawyer’s arguments that the trial judge erred in his instructions.
The split decision grants Pickton, convicted of six murders in 2007, the automatic right to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.
Pickton, 59, is serving life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years.
Pickton was arrested in Feb. 2002 by police investigating the disappearances of sex-trade workers from Vancouver’s seedy Downtown Eastside and charged with 26 counts of first-degree murder.
At his trial, investigators testified that they found body parts, blood samples, bone fragments along with the severed head of three women on Pickton’s farm.

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