Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Convicted in Woman's Death to Fight Case before Appeal Court

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Convicted in Woman's Death to Fight Case before Appeal Court

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Man convicted in woman's death to appeal

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RED DEER, Alta. - An Edmonton man who was found guilty of killing a woman in the city and dumping her body at a location north of Calgary is launching an appeal.

Mark Lindsay, who is 29, was found guilty last May of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in the death of Dana Turner.

The 31-year-old woman died in August 2011 and her body was found two months later near Innisfail.

The defence argued during a three-week, judge-alone trial in Red Deer that the accused should not be held criminally responsible due to schizophrenia.

The argument was rejected and Lindsay was sentenced last fall to 16 years in prison before he's eligible for parole.

A date for a hearing before the Alberta Court of Appeal has not been set.

Lindsay, the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay, admitted to killing Turner, but said he did so because he believed she was part of a group of supernatural serial killers. …

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