Murderer's sentencing hearing delayed by three weeks

A sentencing hearing for a man convicted of killing an off-duty Truro police officer has been put off for three weeks.

Christopher Calvin Garnier's hearing was scheduled for May 7th, but was moved to May 28th because of a scheduling conflict.

The 30-year-old stood trial last fall on charges of second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of Catherine Campbell.

The Crown said Garnier strangled her, stuffed her body into a green compost bin and dumped it in a wooded area near the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, where it was discovered by police five days later.

Garnier was convicted of murder in December.

A conviction on a charge of second-degree murder carries a life sentence, but the length of time before he is eligible for parole can vary from 10 to 25 years.

Garnier's parole eligibility will be determined at his sentencing hearing, at which time victim impact statements will be heard.

~ With files from The Canadian Press