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Loretta Saunders suspects get July preliminary inquiry

Preliminary inquiry dates have been set for four days in July for the two people accused of killing Saint Mary’s student Loretta Saunders.

Four days set aside for Victoria Henneberry and Blake Leggette

Blake Leggette, 25, arrives to court Tuesday. Leggette and Victoria Henneberry, 28, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Loretta Saunders. (Sarah Lawrynuik/CBC)

A preliminary inquiry is set for four days in July for the two people accused of killing Saint Mary’s student Loretta Saunders.

Victoria Henneberry, 28, and Blake Leggette, 25, are charged with first-degree murder. A judge on Tuesday set aside July 21 to July 24 for their preliminary inquiry.

Saunders, 26, disappeared Feb. 13. Her body was found on the median of Route 2 near Salisbury, N.B., nearly two weeks after she went missing.

Saunders was Inuk and her death has renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.