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B.C. man appeals murder conviction

The Law Courts building in downtown Whitehorse. Photo: Tim Kucharuk/CKRW file.

Edward Penner filed a notice to the Yukon Court of Appeal on October 17th.

A Quesnel, B.C. man found guilty by a Yukon Supreme Court jury in the first-degree murder of a 25-year-old Whitehorse man in 2017 is appealing his conviction.

Edward James Penner filed a notice to the Yukon Court of Appeal on October 17th, giving two reasons for the appeal.

Court documents viewed by the RUSH indicate Penner is appealing on the grounds the conviction was unreasonable, and other grounds that may be identified upon review of the transcripts.

The documents indicate if a new trial is ordered, it would be by a jury.

Penner was found guilty of murder on September 19th in the shooting death of Adam Cormack near a gravel pit in what the jury heard was a dispute over a gun.

After the conviction, he was automatically sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

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