June 18, 2017 8:27 am

4th day of deliberations in William Sandeson trial begin

A trial resumes today for a former Halifax medical student accused of first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old physics student Taylor Samson. William Sandeson,

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For the fourth straight day, six women and six men will work to determine whether or not they believe William Sandeson killed Taylor Samson.

Sandeson, 24, is facing a charge of first-degree murder.

READ: Samson’s DNA found on items seized from Sandeson’s apartment, murder trial hears

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The Crown alleges Sandeson lured Samson to his Halifax apartment as part of a pre-arranged drug deal on the night of Aug. 15, 2015.

Once there, the Crown believe he shot Samson in the head at close range and dealt with his body – before stealing the 20 pounds of marijuana Samson brought with him.

READ: William Sandeson planned Taylor Samson’s murder, money was motive: Crown

The defence alleges that while a violent incident happened at Sandeson’s Henry Street apartment – a third party was involved.

The medical student told police several different stories while being questioned – one of which involved men in morphsuits shooting Samson in the head and removing his body in a large black duffel bag.

READ MORE: William Sandeson says during interrogation video intruders may have shot Taylor Samson 

The jury has been deliberating since Thursday afternoon.

They can choose to find Sandeson guilty of first-degree murder, guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of manslaughter or not guilty.

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