4th day of deliberations in William Sandeson trial begin
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.
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.
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.
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.