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Eurydice Dixon's Killer Is Appealing His Life Sentence

Convicted killer Jaymes Todd is appealing his sentence for the rape and murder of budding comedian Eurydice Dixon in a Melbourne park.

Todd was earlier this year jailed for life and ordered to spend 35 years behind bars before he can apply for parole for the June 2018 attack.

His lawyer, Tim Marsh told the Supreme Court during a hearing for another killer-rapist, Codey Herrmann, on Thursday an appeal for Todd had been filed.

Eurydice Dixon's memory will live on through Awkward Giraffe. Image: Supplied

News of Todd's plan to appeal his sentence comes as Dixon's family and friends announced they would be using her inheritance to help budding comedians to start their careers.

To keep Dixon's memory alive, her friends have launched Awkward Giraffe -- a not-for-profit organisation aimed at fostering, promoting and supporting comedy in Australia.