CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire man convicted in a deadly home invasion is going to appeal his conviction.

Lawyers who represent 21-year-old Christopher Gribble list more than two dozen grounds in their bid to have his convictions overturned.

Gribble was convicted last month of first-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges in the October 2009 Mont Vernon home invasion.

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Gribble wielded a knife and co-conspirator Steven Spader a machete in the attacks that killed Kimberly Cates and maimed her 11-year-old daughter, Jaimie. Both men are serving life sentences without possibility of parole.

Among other claims, Gribble’s lawyers say prosecutors appealed to the emotions of jurors during final arguments and highlighted Gribble’s failure to call an expert witness on insanity.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. DeeGee says:

    his victims didn’t get a second chance to tell their story, neither should he. I watched him testify the point he wanted to get across was how smart he was, and how trained he was, and how precise he was. I think they should show videos on his cell walls of the people he killed over and over and over until he off’s himself.

  2. Petetm says:

    Sure, let’s go double or nothing on this one. If you’re found guilty AGAIN, you get capital punishment. If not, just life. Sound good to you?

  3. emom says:

    OH say it isnt sooooooooooooooo.. That little girl and her father will never have the chance to say I LOVE YOU to their mother and wife, Her mother will never have the chance to help her daughter get ready for her first date, first prom, college, and the most important time in her life, a wedding,,,, and finally have the chance and the joy to enjoy grandchildren….. OH NO this complete waste of breathe has no chance in you know where, should never and should rot in his own h3ll for eternity.. NO SECOND CHANCES FOR ANY OF THEM SERVE YOUR TIMES STAY IN PRISON AND THESE FAMILIES WILL HAVE SOME CHANCE AT NORMAL………

  4. decol says:

    Who pays for the appeal? Do the lawyers do it pro bono? Yeah right!

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