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Loretta Saunders homicide case back in court

Blake Leggette leaves Halifax Provincial Court on April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Pittman -
Blake Leggette leaves Halifax Provincial Court on April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Pittman
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By The Canadian Press

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia judge is expected to rule today on whether the Loretta Saunders homicide case will proceed to trial.

Police have charged 26-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend Victoria Henneberry with first-degree murder in the university student's death.

A publication ban has been placed on evidence that was presented during the preliminary hearing in provincial court in Halifax last week.

Saunders, a 26-year-old Inuit woman from Labrador, was a student at Saint Mary's University in Halifax who focused her studies on missing and murdered aboriginal women.

She was reported missing from her Halifax apartment in February.

Her body was found in a wooded area off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick about two weeks later.

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