Nova Scotia

Greenwood heading to trial in double-murder case

Leslie Greenwood has been ordered to stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Kirk Mersereau and Nancy Christensen in 2000.

Leslie Greenwood has been ordered to stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Kirk Mersereau and Nancy Christensen in 2000.

The judgment came Thursday as Greenwood's preliminary inquiry wrapped up in Kentville.

The hearing began Monday with unprecedented security measures at the courthouse.

Members of the RCMP bomb squad arrived every morning before 7 a.m. to look for explosives. RCMP, Kentville police and deputy sheriffs patrolled the grounds throughout the day.

Inside, metal detectors were set up and everyone was searched.

Greenwood, 41, is accused of killing Mersereau and Christensen during what police have said was a Hells Angels drug war. The two were found dead in their Centre Burlington home on Sept. 9, 2000.

At least two of the witnesses summoned to testify during the preliminary hearing have ties to the Hells Angels, including a former member. Ultimately, neither man was required to testify, however, because Greenwood's lawyer did not present any evidence.

Details from the inquiry cannot be made public.

Greenwood is due back in court in August to begin his trial before a judge and jury. He will remain in custody until then.

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