Wife killer Des Campbell to appeal conviction

Des Campbell outside the Supreme Court in Sydney in 2010. Picture: PETER RAE

Des Campbell outside the Supreme Court in Sydney in 2010. Picture: PETER RAE

Convicted wife killer Des Campbell 's appeal against his conviction will begin on Wednesday.

In 2010, a jury found Campbell guilty of murdering his wife Janet by pushing her off a 50-metre cliff five years earlier, in the Royal National Park, near Otford. 

Campbell was a no-show at his wife Janet's funeral in March 2005.

A week after becoming a widower, he took one of three lovers he had been juggling on holiday to Townsville - and proposed two weeks later.

During the four week trial, the Crown portrayed Campbell as a debt-riddled Casanova who, after learning of Janet's wealth, chased and charmed her until she was finally "bitten by love".

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