See the evidence presented in the William Sandeson murder trial so far
Sandeson on trial in Halifax for 1st-degree murder in death of Dalhousie student Taylor Samson
CBC News May 26, 2017
A large amount of evidence has been introduced at the first-degree murder trial of William Sandeson, who is accused of killing fellow Dalhousie University student Taylor Samson.
The prosecution alleges Samson was killed during a drug deal at Sandeson's south-end Halifax apartment. Samson's body has not been found.
Pictured below are some of the exhibits from the ongoing trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, which began last month.
The first are photos taken by police following Sandeson's arrest on Aug. 19, 2015.
Evidence so far in the trial points to Samson being killed in Sandeson's apartment on Henry Street in Halifax.
Police found a duffel bag full of blood-stained cash in Sandeson's bedroom when they searched his apartment.
The Crown has said Samson went to Sandeson's apartment to sell him 20 pounds of marijuana.
Following Samson's disappearance and Sandeson's arrest for murder, the marijuana was turned over to police by a lawyer. Court has heard Sandeson had left it at his younger brother's apartment.
Police also found a 9-mm Smith & Wesson handgun, along with ammunition, in a safe in Sandeson's bedroom.
An RCMP expert analyzed photos of the gun and has testified that minute droplets of blood on the weapon indicate it had been used to shoot someone at a very close range.
Police also searched Sandeson's family farm in the Truro area. There they found an abandoned ice-cream truck with a number of pieces of evidence inside.
Police seized a backpack Sandeson was wearing when they arrested him. Inside was a new shower curtain.