A man serving a life sentence for fatally shooting an Edmonton garbage truck driver is seeking a new trial.
Dagmawi Admasu filed an appeal of his first-degree murder conviction June 10, three days after he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Justice John Henderson found Admasu guilty last month of murdering Daniel Holly outside Holly’s apartment on July 23, 2016. Holly and his spouse were shot by two gunmen, who fired a hail of bullets as the couple walked to their car. The 34-year-old father died in hospital several days later.
Admasu, 32, was sentenced June 7.
In a hand-written appeal from the Edmonton Remand Centre, Admasu asks that Henderson’s verdict be set aside on the grounds it is “unreasonable (and) cannot be supported by the evidence.”
The key issue at the trial was whether the Crown had established beyond a reasonable doubt that Admasu was one of the gunmen.