Update: Case of two people charged with murder of Loretta Saunders put over to April 22

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The case of two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders was put over today in Halifax to April 22 to set dates for a preliminary hearing.

Loretta Saunders

First-degree murder charges have been laid against 25-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry.

Neither of the accused appeared in court today.

Saunders disappeared from Halifax on Feb. 13.

Her body was found nearly two weeks later off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick.

Police allege the 26-year-old woman was killed the day she was last seen at an apartment she once shared with the two accused.

Saunders, an Inuit woman from Labrador, was a student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax whose studies were focused on missing and murdered aboriginal women.

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Case of two people charged with murder of Loretta Saunders due in court

The case of two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders is scheduled to return to court in Halifax today.

First-degree murder charges have been laid against 25-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry.

Saunders disappeared from Halifax on Feb. 13.

Her body was found nearly two weeks later off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick.

Police allege the 26-year-old woman was killed the day she was last seen at an apartment she once shared with the two accused.

Saunders, an Inuit woman from Labrador, was a student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax whose studies were focused on missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, University in Halifax

Geographic location: New Brunswick.Police, Labrador, Saint Mary

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