26 Jul 2018

Renee Duckmanton's killer Sainey Marong to appeal murder conviction

2:48 pm on 26 July 2018

A Gambian butcher found guilty of killing Christchurch woman Renee Duckmanton is appealing against his conviction.

Sainey Marong is accused of murdering Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton

Her body was found at a scrub fire near Rakaia

Sainey Marong in court earlier this year Photo: The Press / Fairfax

Sainey Marong was sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum non-parole period of 18 years, in April this year for the murder in Christchurch in 2016.

Today, the Court of Appeal confirmed Marong has filed an appeal against his conviction.

During the two-week trial the court heard Marong's offending was premeditated and predatory.

Marong never denied killing the sex worker but maintained it was not murder as he was mentally imbalanced.

A date for the hearing has yet to be set.

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