Kiaran Stapleton, the man who murdered Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford, will appear in court today to argue his sentence is too harsh.
Stapleton shot Anuj in the neck while the student was out walking with friends on Boxing Day last year.
He was convicted of murder and jailed for life, with a minimum term of 30 years.
During the sentencing hearing in Manchester, Mr Justice King said Stapleton had committed a "truly wicked act" and was a "highly dangerous man" who posed a high risk of serious harm to other people.
Stapleton's appeal hearing will be at the Court of Appeal. He will appear in court via video link.
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