Mark Twitchell files appeal
Edmonton filmmaker Mark Twitchell is shown in an undated photo from his MySpace.com personal page. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Mark Twitchell, who was found guilty of first degree murder, is appealing the decision.
Alberta Justice has confirmed Twitchell filed an appeal late Monday and will be representing himself.
In a hand written notice of appeal, Twitchell blames the media's coverage for the jury's guilty verdict.
On April 12, a jury found Twitchell guilty of first degree murder in the killing of Johnny Altinger.
Twitchell bludgeoned and fatally stabbed Altinger in a Mill Woods garage in October 2008. Nearly two years later, some of his remains were discovered in a sewer in a north Edmonton alley near the home of Twitchell's parents.
He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.