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Nighttime podcast recap: The murder of Taylor Samson and the case against William Sandeson, part 2

This image is taken from a surveillance video shown to the jury in the William Sandeson murder trial. It shows Taylor Samson and William Sandeson walking into Sandeson's apartment on Aug. 15, 2015. Global News

In this week’s episode of Nighttime Podcast, Jordan Bonaparte looks at the Taylor Samson case. In this second episode of a three-part series, Jordan is joined by Kayla Hounsell, author of First Degree: From Med-school to Murder.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Taylor Samson, a local university student, tells his girlfriend he has to run out for a moment and that he wouldn’t be long. When she sees him exiting the apartment carrying a large duffel bag, she assumes it contains marijuana.

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When he fails to return home that night — or ever again — she and many others in Taylor’s life begin to suspect he was the victim in a drug deal gone very wrong.

What starts as a missing person investigation will become one of Nova Scotia’s highest-profile murder trials — one that sees two students of Halifax’s Dalhousie University at centre stage.

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Those students are the victim, Taylor Samson, and the accused, William Sandeson, who at the time of Taylor’s murder was only days away from beginning classes at the university’s medical school.

In this multi-part series, Jordan Bonaparte is joined by Kayla Hounsell, author of First Degree: From Med-school to Murder.

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Credits:

Music: Vox Somnia

Links:

Kayla Hounsell: https://twitter.com/kaylahounsell

Buy First Degree: https://www.amazon.ca/First-Degree-Medical-School-Murder/dp/1771086661

Vox Somnia: https://twitter.com/voxsomnia

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