21 Dec 2015

Man convicted of ex-wife's murder to appeal

5:15 pm on 21 December 2015

A Wellington man found guilty of murdering his ex-wife is to appeal his conviction and sentence.

Michael Preston.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Michael Preston was jailed for life and ordered to spend at least 19 years behind bars for the murder of Mei Fan.

Mei Fan.

Mei Fan. Photo: NZ POLICE

Ms Fan was stabbed to death the day after she took out a protection order against Preston in November 2013.

At Preston's sentencing, Justice Williams described his killing of Mei Fan as brutal and involving a high degree of cruelty and callousness.

No date has been set for Preston's appeal hearing but it is unlikely to take place until well into next year.

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