Cape Breton Native Appealing His Second Degree Murder Conviction, Today
A Cape Breton native found guilty of killing off-duty Truro police officer, Catherine Campbell is appealing his second degree murder conviction, today.
Christopher Garnier was convicted in December of 2017 and ordered to serve 13½ years before he can begin applying for parole.
Today’s appeal was nearly put on hold over a dispute between Garnier’s lawyer and his father.
Roger Burrill had applied to withdraw as Garnier’s lawyer because Vince Garnier disagreed with the number of grounds Burrill was planning to appeal on.
But during a hearing in September, the older Garnier said he was content with Burrill’s handling of the case.