Bail hearing begins in Dal student murder case
Judge orders publication ban for duration of hearing
October 21, 2015, 8:47 pm ASTLast Updated: October 21, 2015, 10:13 pm
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.