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Convicted Double Killer Mark Lundy To Appeal Conviction

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Convicted Double Killer Mark Lundy To Appeal Conviction

Wellington, Jan 15 NZPA - A group formed to support convicted double killer Mark Lundy is set to fund an appeal against his convictions.

Lundy, who maintains his innocence, was found guilty in 2002 of killing wife Christine and seven-year-old daughter Amber in Palmerston North.

He was jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 20 years.

Factual (For Amber and Christine -- Truth Uncovered About Lundys) says on its website it is raising money for an appeal which will be lodged "in the first half of 2009".

Officer in charge of the case, Detective Inspector Ross Grantham, now in Wellington, told the Manawatu Standard that contentious issues surrounding the case had already been covered thoroughly in the courts.

"It was all traversed at trial. He had a very good defence at the time," Mr Grantham said.

Since the killings, questions have been raised about parts of the police case, including a timeline alleged by police relating to a high-speed trip made by Lundy between Wellington and Palmerston North on the night of the killings.

However, Christine's sister-in-law Phillippa Barstow said jail was where Lundy should be.

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