Mass murderer Robert Xie has lost his appeal against his convictions for slaughtering five of his family members in their Sydney home in 2009.

In February 2017, Xie was handed five life sentences for murdering his newsagent brother-in-law Min Lin, his wife Lily Lin, their two boys Henry and Terry, and Lily’s sister Irene in their North Epping home.

In sentencing Xie, Justice Elizabeth Fullerton described the murders as “heinous in the extreme”.

Robert Xie arriving at King Street court for his murder trial on June 29, 2016.
Robert Xie has lost his appeal against his conviction for the murder of five family members. (Daniel Munoz)
In June last year, Xie launched his appeal, arguing the jury was misled about a crucial piece of evidence.

In court today he put his head in his hands when he was told his appeal was unsuccessful.

His wife Kathy Lin was in the courtroom and left silently after the decision.

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