Cowan to appeal murder conviction

Cowan to appeal murder conviction

The killer of Sunshine Coast teenager Daniel Morcombe will today try to have his life sentence overturned, as he launches an appeal.

Brett Peter Cowan was sentenced in March to life with a non-parole period of 20 years, after a jury found him guilty of abducting and murdering the 13-year-old in 2003.

But the 45 year old has filed a notice of appeal against his murder conviction and it will be heard in the Court of Appeal today in Brisbane.

Lawyers for Cowan are expected to argue the jury should have never heard his confession to undercover police.

Lawyers are also expected to criticise what they say was biased media coverage of the trial.

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