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Canada Jury selection begins in case of two people charged in Loretta Saunders death

Loretta Saunders is seen in an undated police handout photo.

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Jury selection is scheduled today in Halifax in the trial of two people charged in connection with the death of Loretta Saunders last year.

The 26-year-old woman's body was found in a wooded area off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick, two weeks after she disappeared from her Halifax apartment in February 2014.

Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry were arrested in Ontario and brought to Nova Scotia to face first-degree murder charges.

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Henneberry's lawyer had asked the Nova Scotia Supreme Court that the two accused be tried separately, a motion that Leggette's lawyer supported, but the court rejected it.

Four weeks have been set aside for their trial.

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