Murder victim's DNA found on gun, bullet at med student's apartment: Crown

HALIFAX - Police detected DNA matching the genetic profile of Taylor Samson on a gun and a bullet found in the Halifax apartment rented by the medical student accused of killing him in the midst of a drug deal, a Crown attorney said Thursday in her dramatic opening address to William Sandeson's murder trial.

Crown lawyer Susan MacKay said the gun was found after police made an emergency entrance into the apartment "because they were concerned that Mr. Samson was being held hostage there" — this after police read text messages between the two Dalhousie University students.

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