Videotape shows murder victim walking into apartment
HALIFAX — A Halifax jury watched the last known sighting of a Dalhousie University student Thursday — Taylor Samson walked into his alleged killer’s apartment, but was never seen walking out. The surveillance tape was shown at the first-degree murder trial of medical student William Sandeson, who is accused of killing the 22-year-old during a drug deal. The video captures Samson following the accused into Sandeson’s apartment on Aug. 15, 2015, carrying a big black bag.
He is never viewed leaving the apartment, but Sandeson is seen carrying out garbage bags to his vehicle.
Samson was supposed to bring 20 pounds of marijuana to sell to Sandeson. The 24-year-old told police Samson was shot in the back of the head by two men dressed in black who came into his apartment.
Detective Constable Roger Sayer, an investigator in the case, testified as the tapes were played for the jury.
He said a forensic team found the tape, blood and a bullet in the frame of the kitchen door. The trial resumes on Monday.