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Wheelchair pond killer to appeal conviction

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Peter Rex Dansie, who killed his wheelchair-bound wife by pushing her into a pond in Adelaide, has been granted leave to appeal against his murder conviction.

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Dansie was found guilty in December of the murder of his wife Helen, 67, by pushing her wheelchair into a pond at Veale Gardens, in the Adelaide parklands, in 2017.

But in the Court of Criminal Appeal on Monday, defence counsel Greg Mead SC argued the verdict, delivered by a judge alone, was unsupported by the evidence.

-AAP

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