Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Preliminary Hinges on Disclosure for Man Charged with Murder of Off-Duty Officer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Preliminary Hinges on Disclosure for Man Charged with Murder of Off-Duty Officer

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Defence awaits disclosure in murder case

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HALIFAX - A preliminary inquiry has been tentatively set for July in the case of a Halifax man accused in the death of an off-duty police officer, as the defence awaits access to toxicology and other forensic evidence.

Tentative dates of July 11 to 15 were set Tuesday for Christopher Calvin Garnier, who is charged with second-degree murder and indecently interfering with a dead body in connection with the death of 36-year-old Catherine Campbell in September.

However, defence lawyer Joel Pink said those dates hinged on whether he gets all of the evidence disclosure he requires in the meantime.

Judge Anne Derrick scheduled an April 7 focus hearing in order to determine whether the case can proceed in July.

If it can't, Derrick set five backup dates in September for the preliminary inquiry. …

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