Bail was originally denied in a 2021 hearing. This was Sandeson’s third failed attempt to be granted bail on appeal.
Sandeson was convicted in 2017 of the first-degree murder of fellow Dalhousie University student Taylor Samson, and has been in custody since his arrest in August 2015.
That murder conviction was overturned in 2020, after Nova Scotia’s top court ordered a new trial, saying the lower court judge had infringed on Sandeson’s right to a fair trial. The accused has remained in custody as he awaits a second trial, set to begin in January 2023.
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