Alberta’s top court has reserved its decision in an appeal by lawyers representing Dustin Paxton.
The 36 year old was declared a dangerous offender for torturing his roommate.
He was convicted in 2012 of aggravated and sexual assault.
Court heard that Paxton humiliated, starved, beat and sexually assaulted his roommate over 18 months while they lived together in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Paxton’s lawyers told the Alberta Court of Appeal that the trial judge made errors, showed bias and shouldn’t have excluded a defence expert who found the victim’s testimony unreliable.
The Crown asked the justices to dismiss the appeal.