Sandeson murder conviction appeal to return to court next August

William Sandeson's appeal of his first-degree murder conviction in the death of Taylor Samson won't be before the courts again for nearly another year.

CBC reports a justice of the Court of Appeal and a lawyer for the Crown held a conference call Wednesday with Sandeson.

A transcript of the evidence and arguments from his two-month trial, which could be 10,000 pages long, isn't expected to be ready until the end of March.

The case is now scheduled to return to the Court of Appeal on August 1st, 2018.

A 12-member jury found Sandeson guilty of first-degree murder in June after three days of deliberations and was sentenced in July to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 25 years.

(With files from CBC Nova Scotia)