Witness located for murder trial of William Sandeson

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William Sandeson murder trial hears from accused’s ex-girlfriend
William Sandeson’s first-degree murder trial heard from a key witness Monday – someone who was with him before and after the alleged crime. Sandeson’s former girlfriend took the stand, telling the jury he was acting ‘a little rattled’ and saying his apartment smelled like bleach after the suspected murder. Callum Smith reports – Jan 23, 2023

Editor’s note: Halifax Regional Police issued an update indicating that the man wanted on a witness warrant turned himself in to Toronto Police Service and returned to Halifax on Jan. 29. Pookiel McCabe testified at the William Sandeson trial on Jan. 30. 

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a man who is alleged to have evaded a subpoena to testify at William Sandeson’s first-degree murder trial in Halifax.

Halifax Regional Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Pookiel McCabe. He has been subpoenaed to testify in the Supreme Court case against Sandeson, who is charged in the 2015 death of Taylor Samson.

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Police note it’s believed McCabe currently lives in Toronto.

“The Warrant for Witness was issued for evading service of a subpoena,” a statement reads. “Police have been attempting to find Mr. McCabe but have not been able to locate him.”

Sandeson’s trial is currently in its third week. A verdict from a trial in 2017 was overturned on appeal and this second trial was ordered in 2020.


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