Eric Koula appealing homicide conviction

Koula found guilty of killing her parents in 2012

The West Salem man serving two life sentences for killing his parents lays out his appeal for his conviction.

Eric Koula was found guilty by a jury in 2012 of shooting his parents Dennis and Merna then cashing a $50,000 check from their account.

On Wednesday, Koula and his new attorneys filed their case with the state court of appeals, explaining why they believe Koula should get a new trial.

The arguments include Koula’s former lawyers allowing faulty jury instructions and the judge improperly excluding evidence that supported his innocent.

A similar appeal was denied at the circuit court level earlier this year.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice will respond to the appeal then the court will make a decision.