Al Potter murder conviction appeal heard in St. John’s

Allan Potter

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —  It was a complex murder case before the court, involving a police investigation that included 500 officers, members of a biker club wearing hidden recording devices and serving as informants, and a dead pig in a hockey bag made to look like a human body.

In the end, Allan Potter was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. On Thursday his lawyers appealed that conviction, arguing it’s unreasonable and not supported by evidence.

Potter, who is serving his sentence in a federal prison and did not personally attend his appeal hearing in St. John’s, filed the appeal days after he was convicted by a jury in March 2019 of first-degree murder in the death of Dale Porter.

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