Lawyer for William Sandeson seeking search warrant documents in homicide case

The lawyer for a Dalhousie University student charged with first-degree murder in the death of another student will be in court Thursday to apply for search warrants in the ongoing case.

William Sandeson's defence attorney is seeking warrant documents that have been sealed by the Crown.

Sandeson, formerly from Lower Truro, was charged with the murder of Taylor Samson on Aug. 20, 2015, and ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing in Halifax.

Samson, a fellow Dalhousie University student, was last seen days earlier but his body has not been found.

All of the preliminary trial and bail evidence before the court is protected by a routine publication ban.

Police have said the two men knew each other, but have not released details about how they believe Samson was killed.

(With files from The Canadian Press)