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Ex-judge to appeal murder conviction in Quebec

Retired judge Jacques Delisle walks out of a courtroom in Quebec City, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Delisle, convicted of murdering his wife, plans to appeal his conviction.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

MONTREAL - A retired judge convicted of murdering his wife plans to appeal his conviction.

Jacques Delisle will seek to overturn the first-degree murder conviction — which is thought to be a first for a Canadian judge.

His lawyer has filed two court motions in Quebec City: one seeking his release on bail, and one seeking to challenge the lower-court verdict.

The request for bail will be heard July 4.

Earlier this month, the 77-year-old retired judge was convicted of shooting and killing his wife, Nicole Rainville, in 2009.

At the time, the court heard, the victim was suffering from partial paralysis and the ex-judge wanted to move in with his mistress.

Delisle's lawyer says the prosecution made key mistakes, and that the presiding judge erred in his instructions to the jury.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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