How can they hold an appeal when the whole world is shutting down due to a pandemic?? They cannot, not for a very long time.
I, personally, did not think his lawyer tried very hard to get him off. Oh look, another person on the street, MIGHT be them. then a statement to say 'he didnt do it'. She wanted him locked up and fast.
Jail house informants usually/always have ulterior motives, so I doubt its a reason for appeal.
Whatever, its going to take a few years at the very least before he sees the light of day, survives jail, survives COVID etc, etc.
Thank you jury members. You came to the right conclusion.