GOLD COAST Detective Damian Leeding’s convicted killer wants to appeal against his conviction and sentence.
However, Phillip Graeme Abell’s bid for leniency has hit a roadblock after he was left without a lawyer.
The 42-year-old has been sentenced to life imprisonment with no parole for at least 20 years after being found guilty of murdering Detective Leeding during an armed robbery at Pacific Pines in 2011.
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The matter was adjourned to a date to be fixed.