Update: Saunders murder case adjourned until April

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The case of two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders, whose body was found on a New Brunswick highway median last month, was adjourned today until April 9 in Halifax provincial court.

Twenty-five-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, were charged with first-degree murder on Feb. 27.

Saunders’ body was found on a snow-covered median off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick a day earlier.

The 26-year-old Inuit woman from Labrador, who was studying at Saint Mary’s University, had disappeared from Halifax on Feb. 13.

Police allege Saunders was killed the day she was last seen at an apartment she had sublet to the two accused.

Saunders’ death has prompted calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, a topic Saunders was focusing on for her university thesis.

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Two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders, whose body was found on a highway median in New Brunswick last month, were scheduled to appear in court today in Halifax.

The case of 25-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, was due back in provincial court after it was adjourned last month.

The two were charged with first-degree murder on Feb. 27 after Saunders’ body was found on a snow-covered median off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick a day earlier.

The 26-year-old Inuit woman from Labrador, who was studying at Saint Mary’s University, had disappeared from Halifax on Feb. 13.

Police allege Saunders was killed the day she was last seen at an apartment she had sublet to the two accused.

Saunders’ death has prompted calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, a topic Saunders was focusing on for her university thesis.

 

 

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Saint Mary, Halifax

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