18 Oct 2016

Court sets date for WINZ shooter's appeal

12:33 pm on 18 October 2016

A hearing date has been set for Work and Income double-killer Russell John Tully to appeal against his conviction.

Russell John Tully at the High Court in Christchurch on

Russell John Tully at the High Court in Christchurch. Photo: POOL / Dean Kozanic

Russell John Tully, 49, was found guilty in March of the fatal shooting of Peggy Noble and Leigh Cleveland, in the Ashburton Work and Income office, in September 2014.

Tully was also found guilty of attempting to murder case manager Kim Adams.

He was sentenced in May to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 27 years.

The Court of Appeal said Tully had lodged a notice of appeal and the court was confirming a hearing date of 28 March.