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Laffin sentenced to life for murder of 29-year-old woman

Steven Elliot Laffin was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to murder in the death of Nadine Taylor on July 28, 2010. CP/Andrew Vaughan

HALIFAX – A Halifax resident who killed a 29-year-old woman and dumped her body in woods has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years.

Steven Laffin pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder in the death of Nadine Taylor on July 28, 2010.

Taylor’s murder sent fear through the sex worker community in the city at the time of the young woman’s death.

Judge Felix Cacchione told Laffin that “you have shown through your actions… that you are a predator, and you are a dangerous one.”

The court heard that while Laffin’s then-fiancee was at her stagette party, Laffin drove to Halifax, met up with Taylor and they went back to his home.

Police didn’t get on his trail and start looking at him as a suspect until Aug. 16, after another woman escaped from the trunk of his car.

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