A Chandler man convicted of first-degree murder by a jury over the summer and then sentenced earlier this month to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole has filed a certificate of appeal in his case, court records show.

A Chandler man convicted of first-degree murder by a jury over the summer and then sentenced earlier this month to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole has filed a certificate of appeal in his case, court records show.

The trial for Kurt Arthur Meyer, 60, lasted two weeks in late June and formal sentencing was held Sept. 5. The certificate for appeal was filed in Lincoln County District Court on Friday, with other paperwork filed with the Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday.

Meyer was accused, on or about Nov. 14, 2014, of causing the death of Kathleen Meyer by “asphyxiating her,” the original filed charges read. Her body was found in an outbuilding at her home on East 860 Road in Lincoln County.

Law enforcement officers began investigating the suspicious death of Kathleen Meyer and eventually charged her estranged husband in the case.

The arrest affidavit originally filed in the case shows she was found with frozen blood on her face and scuff marks on the backs of her shoes. Authorities found a broken light bulb on the ground as well as an overturned ladder nearby.

Authorities processed the crime scene and found drag marks leading from an entry to an area where the body was located, the document shows, with authorities noting on the warrant that the crime scene had been altered.

During the trial, court records show several witnesses testified in the case, which ended with the jury deliberating for about an hour and 20 minutes before returning the guilty verdict.

Court records show the jury recommended Meyer should serve life in prison without parole; that sentenced was adopted by the court.

Meyer is being held in the Lincoln County jail until he is transferred to the Department of Corrections.