June 25th, 2017

Halifax medical student found guilty of first-degree murder


By The Canadian Press on June 18, 2017.

Crown attorney Susan MacKay, right, chats with Taylor Samson's mother Linda Boutilier, left, and his brother Connor Samson as jurors deliberate in the murder trial of William Sandeson at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Sandeson has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Samson, a fellow Dalhousie University student, who was last seen on Aug. 15, 2015 and whose body has not been found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Halifax medical student William Sandeson has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Taylor Samson.

Sandeson was charged with the first-degree murder of Samson, a fellow Dalhousie University student whose body has never been found.

The 12-member jury handed down the guilty verdict today – three days after deliberations began.

People in the gallery cheered as the jury announced its verdict.

The trial heard Samson was last seen alive on video walking into Sandeson’s apartment shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2015.

Court heard Samson went to Sandeson’s apartment that night to sell him nine kilograms of marijuana for $40,000.

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