January 9, 2014 12:14 pm

More witnesses called in Amber Kirwan murder trial

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PICTOU, N.S. – The boyfriend of Amber Kirwan says he didn’t want to pick her up at the bar she was at the night she disappeared because he was driving illegally.

Mason Campbell told the first-degree murder trial of Christopher Alexander Falconer Wednesday that there had been a party on the night of Oct. 8, 2011, at the apartment he and Kirwan shared near Pictou Landing.

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The 31-year-old Falconer is on trial in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Pictou in the death of Kirwan, who was 19.

Her body was found in a shallow grave off a rural road outside New Glasgow about a month after she disappeared.

After a night of drinking and socializing with friends, Campbell said Kirwan decided to go with some of them to a pool hall and bar in New Glasgow.

Campbell said he stayed behind but Kirwan called later and asked for a ride.

He agreed to pick her up at a convenience store a short walk from the pool hall because he had no insurance and feared police would be in front of the popular night spot.

Campbell said he drove to the convenience store but there was no sign of Kirwan.

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