New dates set for preliminary hearing in Dalhousie student murder case

HALIFAX -- New dates have been selected for a preliminary inquiry in the case of a 23-year-old medical student charged with the murder of a fellow Dalhousie University student in Halifax.

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William Sandeson appeared in a Halifax courtroom via a video link from a Halifax-area jail.

At a previous focus hearing in November, six days spread over three months were selected for the preliminary hearing, which will determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a trial.

However, Crown prosecutor Susan MacKay and defence lawyer Eugene Tan have agreed to extend the hearing to eight days, all of them in February.

Sandeson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Taylor Samson, a physics student at Dalhousie.

The charge was laid Aug. 20, four days after Samson was reported missing in Halifax. His body has yet to be found.

As with the previous focus hearing, all evidence presented in court is protected by a publication ban.



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