Man who murdered girlfriend's family abandons appeal
Jeremy Steinke, who is serving a lifetime sentence without parole, is seen in this undated courtroom sketch.
Published Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:02PM EDT
CALGARY - A man convicted of murdering his young girlfriend's family in southern Alberta has abandoned plans to appeal his conviction.
Jeremy Steinke was found guilty in 2008 of killing the girl's parents and brother two years earlier in Medicine Hat when she was 12 years old.
Steinke, who has changed his name to Jackson May, filed a notice of abandonment with the Alberta Court of Appeal in Calgary.
He is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
The girl was also convicted of first-degree murder and has been in an intensive youth rehabilitation program.
The girl's parents were stabbed to death and her younger brother had his throat slashed.