The families and friends of four people murdered by a Prince George serial killer are preparing for his appeal next week.
26 year old Cody Legebokoff was sentenced to life without parole for 25 years after he was convicted of killing three women and one teenager six years ago.
Doug Leslie is the father of his youngest victim, 15-year-old Loren Leslie.
“I feel its important to come down to be present there. I want the judges and the lawyers to know that I am there and I’m going to be there, as long as I’m alive I’ll be there.”
Legebokoff’s appeal will be heard before three appellate court judges on Wednesday in Vancouver.
Loren Leslie’s body was found near a remote Prince George logging road in 2010.
Doug Leslie started a charity called the Loren Donn Leslie foundation to empower youth and offers youth programming.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett told the court as he sentenced Legebokoff that the man fabricated the claim that unnamed drug dealers killed the women.
A jury convicted Legebokoff in 2014 of killing Loren Leslie, Jill Stuchenko, Cynthia Mass and Natasha Montgomery in 2009 and 2010.
Crown said Stuchenko, Maas and Montgomery were sex trade workers addicted to crack cocaine and Leslie suffered from mental health issues and met Legebokoff through a social media site.
Legebokoff won’t be eligible for parole until November 2035, calculated from the date that he was arrested.