Christopher Falconer denied new trial in Amber Kirwan murder


The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has denied Christopher Falconer a new trial.Falconer was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Amber Kirwan in January of 2014.MORE: Guilty verdict in Amber Kirwan murderThe 19-year-old vanished after a night out with friends in New Glasgow, N.S., on October 9, 2011. Her naked body was found bound in a shallow grave in the nearby community of Heathbell a month later.

Amber Kirwan is seen in a handout photo.

File photo/Handout

WATCH: Amber Kirwan murder trial captivates small-town Nova ScotiaFalconer’s lawyer argued that the original trial judge did not instruct the jury properly. Wednesday, the Court of Appeal dismissed Falconer’s appeal.He is currently serving a life sentence for Kirwan’s murder, with no eligibility of parole for 25-years.

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