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,

Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press

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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