SIX YEARS AF­TER AL­LEGEDLY KILLING A MAN IN NOVA SCO­TIA AND FLEE­ING CANADA, AND A YEAR AF­TER HE WAS AR­RESTED ON A VENEZUE­LAN IS­LAND, STEVEN DOU­GLAS SKIN­NER WILL FI­NALLY AP­PEAR IN A HAL­I­FAX COURT.

Calgary Herald - - NP -

A Hal­i­fax med­i­cal stu­dent has been found guilty of first-de­gree mur­der in the death of 22-year-old Tay­lor Sam­son. Wil­liam San­deson was charged two years ago in the slay­ing of Sam­son, a fel­low Dal­housie Univer­sity stu­dent whose body has never been found. The jury de­lib­er­ated for 22 hours be­fore re­turn­ing to the Nova Sco­tia Supreme Court­room Sun­day to ren­der its ver­dict. There were tears and cheers from mem­bers of Sam­son’s family af­ter the de­ci­sion was an­nounced. The trial heard Sam­son went to San­deson’s apart­ment on Aug. 15, 2015, to sell him nine kilo­grams of mar­i­juana for $40,000. Court heard Sam­son was last seen alive on video walk­ing into San­deson’s apart­ment shortly be­fore 10:30 p.m. In her clos­ing ar­gu­ments, Crown at­tor­ney Kim McOnie sug­gested San­deson lured Sam­son to his apart­ment and shot him in the back of the head at his kitchen ta­ble as part of a scheme to al­le­vi­ate his debt.

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