A FORMER US Marine jailed for life for the murder of a West Yorkshire policeman launches a bid to challenge his conviction today.
Doorman David Bieber was found guilty of the murder of Pc Ian Broadhurst on Boxing Day 2003. He was also convicted of the attempted murder of two other officers.
At the Court of Appeal today, Bieber will seek the go-ahead to challenge his conviction.
His application is being heard in London by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips, Mr Justice Pitchford and Mr Justice Calvert-Smith. Bieber shot Pc Broadhurst in the head as the officer pleaded for his life. Jailing him, trial Judge Mr Justice Moses told him he had shown "no remorse or understanding of the brutality" of his crime. He said Bieber, then 38, must spend the rest of his life in prison.
Pc Broadhurst, 34, was gunned down during a routine check on a stolen vehicle in Leeds. His colleagues Pcs Neil Roper, 45, and James Banks, 27, were shot but survived.