Falconer denied appeal by Supreme Court

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Christopher Alexander Falconer was denied an appeal by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding his murder conviction in 2014.

Falconer was convicted in the first degree murder of 19-year-old Amber Kirwan who disappeared on Thanksgiving weekend, 2011.

He appealed to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for a re-trial based on the grounds that there was an error on the part of the trial judge in his instructions to the jury and that they did not understand what evidence was to be accepted as fact, referring to Falconer’s text messages and expert reports.

Falconer was denied his appeal provincially then went to his final option, the Supreme Court of Canada, which released its decision today, October 6, that they would not hear Falconer’s case.

He must now serve 25 years, or life in prison, before he has an opportunity to apply for parole.

 

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