Clayton Weatherston is taking his murder conviction to the Supreme Court.
The appeal was confirmed this afternoon but the court has not yet set a date.
He was found guilty of killing his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend Sophie Elliot in January 2008, stabbing her a total of 216 times.
Weatherston's defence of provocation was highly criticised.
His lawyer, Robert Lithgow QC, argued that public comment surrounding his client's defence meant he did not get a fair trial.
In particular, he referenced an article published by The Listener.
The Court of Appeal dismissed Weatherston's appeal in June.He is currently serving a life sentence with a minimum non-parole period of 18 years.
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