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Bail hearing begins in Dal student murder case

Judge orders publication ban for duration of hearing

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Payge Woodard
William Michael Sandeson's bail hearing began Wednesday
caption William Michael Sandeson’s bail hearing began Wednesday
Payge Woodard

The bail hearing for a Dalhousie University student accused of murder got underway on Wednesday.

William Michael Sandeson, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in the August disappearance of fellow Dal student Taylor Samson, also 22. Samson’s body has not been found.

Justice Jamie Campbell issued a publication ban for the hearing, which lasted two hours today.

Sandeson, a varsity track and field athlete, was to begin medical school in September. Samson was studying physics and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. It is alleged that Samson was murdered as part of a “drug rip.”

The hearing is set to continue Oct. 22 at 11:00 a.m.

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