Sandeson murder trial to resume Monday

The murder trial of medical student William Sandeson has heard that blood-stained cash was found in his apartment, and a pistol found nearby had blood at the end of its muzzle.

Halifax police Sgt. Sandy Johnston said Thursday she found stains that appeared to be blood splatter on the floors and walls of his kitchen and bathroom, and a 9mm pistol in a safe.

She said officers found a backpack of wet money in a black garbage bag, the bills worth $2,270 and "stained red," apparently with blood.

The backpack had a "strong smell," which she likened to "decomposition," when she opened it.

The 24-year-old Sandeson is accused of the first-degree murder of Taylor Samson, a 22-year-old physics student at Dalhousie University.

The Crown alleges that the last time Samson was seen alive, he was recorded on a surveillance video walking into Sandeson's apartment to sell him 20 pounds of marijuana for $40,000 in August, 2015.

The case resumes Monday.