Judge rejects bid to revoke bail for Christopher Garnier

A Halifax judge has rejected a bid by the Crown to revoke bail from a Nova Scotia man awaiting trial in the death of an off-duty Truro police officer.

Christopher Garnier is charged with second-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the September 2015 death of Catherine Campbell.

The 29-year-old was arrested in Cape Breton in February after police said they could not locate him at either of the two places where he was allowed to live under conditions of his released.

A bail revocation hearing was held in Supreme Court in Halifax earlier this week.

According to Local Xpress, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge ruled Friday that the Crown did not establish that there had been a breach.

But that doesn't mean Garnier will be released from custody – he must still answer to the breach charges in Halifax provincial court on April 20th.

Garnier's second-degree murder trial is expected to begin in November.