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Jury selection begins in trial of man charged in death of police officer Catherine Campbell

Christopher Calvin Garnier, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Constable Catherine Campbell , an off-duty police officer, arrives at provincial court in Halifax on Sept. 17. The case of a 27-year-old Halifax man charged with second-degree murder in the death of an off-duty police officer has been adjourned until Dec. 15. Halifax police say Christopher Calvin Garnier is also charged with indecently interfering with a dead body.
Christopher Calvin Garnier, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Constable Catherine Campbell , an off-duty police officer, arrives at provincial court in Halifax on Sept. 17. - Canadian Press

 

HALIFAX — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Nova Scotia man accused of killing an off-duty police officer in Halifax.
Christopher Calvin Garnier is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Truro police officer Const. Catherine Campbell. Campbell had grown up in Pictou County and was a volunteer firefighter with the Stellarton Fire Department.
Garnier is also charged with interfering with a dead body.
Campbell's remains were found near Halifax's Macdonald Bridge in September 2015. Police said the victim and the accused met at a downtown Halifax bar on the night of Sep. 11.
At the time, police asked for any witnesses who’d seen a man pushing a green bin in the area to come forward, and later said that request led to "solid information."
Hundreds of people have packed a floor in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court for jury selection.
Twenty three days have been set aside for the trial.
The Canadian Press and The News

 

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