PICTOU – The preliminary inquiry for a Pictou County man accused of kidnapping and murdering Amber Kirwan wrapped up its second day of witness testimony Tuesday.
A total of nine witnesses have been called so far in the inquiry that resumes again today at 9:30 a.m. Evidence presented at the inquiry is protected by a publication ban. Fifteen days have been set aside for the inquiry, but the Crown and defence agree that it could be done in a shorter period of time.
Thirty-year-old Falconer is charged with the first-degree murder and kidnapping of Kirwan who went missing Oct. 9, 2011, after leaving a pool hall in downtown New Glasgow. Her remains were found in Heathbell, Pictou County, a month later.
Members of both the Kirwan family and Falconer’s family were at the inquiry.