Former Nova Scotia Medical Student Facing Second Murder Trial Denied Bail For Third Time – Halifax | The Canadian News

A former Nova Scotia medical student whose murder conviction was overturned last year failed in his third attempt to be released on bail.

Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice James Chipman dismissed a request for bail from William Sandeson after a hearing Friday in Halifax.

Chipman’s reasons for denying bail are subject to a posting ban to protect Sandeson’s right to a fair trial.

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Sandeson, who was convicted in 2017 of the first-degree murder of fellow Dalhousie University student Taylor Samson, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2015.

Nova Scotia’s higher court ordered a new trial last year, saying the lower court judge had infringed on Sandeson’s right to a fair trial.

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A new test is scheduled to begin in January 2023.

This Canadian Press report was first published on October 22, 2021.

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