August 28, 2014 10:17 am
Updated: August 28, 2014 11:23 am

Loretta Saunders case set over to September to determine trial length

Loretta Saunders is shown in an undated police handout photo.

The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – The case of two people accused in the slaying of Loretta Saunders has been adjourned until Sept. 19 to determine how much time will be needed for a trial.

Twenty-six-year-old Blake Leggette and 28-year-old Victoria Henneberry face first-degree murder charges in the death of Loretta Saunders.

Terry Sheppard, Leggette’s lawyer, says the case could go to trial as early as next spring but is more likely to begin sometime in the fall of next year.

Sheppard says he expects the trial will take at least a month.

Leggette’s case arose in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax prior to Henneberry’s because of a no-contact order between the two accused, and it was then that the Sept. 19 date for a pre-trial conference was set.

The body of the 26-year-old Saunders was found in a wooded area off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick two weeks after she was reported missing from her Halifax apartment in February.

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