Saskatchewan’s highest court has dismissed a Regina man’s appeal of his second-degree murder conviction in the beating death of a toddler.

The Appeal Court says Adam Cyr’s arguments that he should have a new trial are without merit.

Cyr argued the jury trial was full of errors and he was wrongly singled out as the only suspect in the case. He took issue with the judge’s instructions to the jury, which dismissed some of Cyr’s arguments related to other suspects.

The four-week trial for Cyr was emotionally charged, as he denied beating his then-girlfriend’s child Natalia Shingoose.

He was sentenced to life in prison, and Cyr’s lack of remorse led the trial judge to give him 12 years parole ineligibility.

– with files from The Canadian Press