Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jury Deliberations Continue in Halifax Murder Trial of Medical Student

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jury Deliberations Continue in Halifax Murder Trial of Medical Student

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Jury deliberations continue in Sandeson trial

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HALIFAX - Jury deliberations in the murder trial of Halifax medical student William Sandeson are set to resume on Sunday.

Sandeson is accused of killing 22-year-old Taylor Samson, whose body has never been found.

Jurors wrapped up their closed-door discussions in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Saturday evening without reaching a verdict. The 12-member jury has deliberated for nearly 20 hours in total since Thursday afternoon.

Before deliberations began, Justice Josh Arnold laid out four possible verdicts in the case: Sandeson could be found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, or he could be found not guilty.

He told jury members their verdict must be unanimous, although they do not have to arrive at a conclusion in the same way.

The trial heard Samson went to Sandeson's apartment on Aug. …

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