Mark Lundy has been granted a hearing in front of the Privy Council to appeal his conviction for murdering his wife and daughter.
The three-day hearing will begin in London on June 17, his lawyer David Hislop, QC, told RadioLive this morning.
Lundy is serving a life sentence with a non-parole period of 20 years after a jury found him guilty of killing his wife Christine and daughter Amber, 7, in a frenzied attack in their Palmerston North home in August 2000.
Two years later he was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years, but that was increased by the Court of Appeal after both Lundy and the prosecution appealed.
Everyone is innocent it seems. I wonder if the same totally unknown anonymous person managed to kill the Lundys, Ben & Olivia plus the Swedish tourists.
It is also understood that Lundy’s previous legal team of Wellington lawyer Christopher Stevenson and Keith Becker, now based in Sydney, were to have appealed on the basis of discrediting brain or spinal tissue found on one of Lundy’s shirts during the police investigation.
Having your dead wife and child’s brain tissue on your shirt was fairly damning evidence. That will be the key to the appeal.Tags: Mark Lundy, Privy Council