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Christopher Garnier’s bail revocation hearing delayed

Man accused of killing Catherine Campbell to be held in custody until April

Defence lawyer Ronald Pizzo gives a comment after Friday’s hearing.   Francesca Handy

Christopher Garnier, accused of killing off-duty police officer Catherine Campbell, will have to wait to find out if he’ll remain behind bars until his trial.

Garnier appeared in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Friday. His bail revocation hearing, originally scheduled for Friday, was moved to April 4 and 5.

On Feb. 21 Garnier was charged with three counts of breaching his bail conditions. Last week Justice Michael Wood ruled that Garnier would remain in custody until a hearing.  

Defence lawyer Joel Pink is currently out of the country on vacation, so Ronald Pizzo represented Garnier in court on Friday.

“We want to get him out, of course,” Pizzo told the Signal after the hearing. “I can’t see the bail conditions changing.”

Crown attorney Christine Driscoll talks to the media after Friday’s court appearance.   Francesca Handy

Garnier will stand trial on Nov. 20 for second-degree murder and interfering with a body.

Campbell’s remains were found Sept. 16, 2015, in a wooded area under the Macdonald Bridge.