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.