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Crown seeks publication ban in case of man accused of killing off-duty Nova Scotia cop

Christopher Calvin Garnier, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Constable Catherine Campbell , an off-duty police officer, arrives at provincial court in Halifax on Sept. 17, 2015.
Christopher Calvin Garnier, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Constable Catherine Campbell , an off-duty police officer, arrives at provincial court in Halifax on Sept. 17, 2015. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

The Crown will file a document requesting a publication ban in the case of Christopher Garnier who is accused of killing off-duty Truro police officer Catherine Campbell.

The publication ban application covers evidence relating to Campbell.

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The Crown has proposed July 31, 2017, as a date for a hearing to determine the issue.

The Crown has also asked for the hearing to be held in-camera. Whether or not that will happen likely won’t be determined until the day of the hearing.

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Garnier is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Campbell.

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The 28-year-old Halifax resident was also charged with interfering with a dead body after Campbell’s remains were found in September 2015 near the base of an overpass in Halifax.

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