Case of couple charged with murder of Loretta Saunders due in court

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HALIFAX - The case of two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders is due in court today to set dates for a preliminary hearing.

Twenty-five-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, are charged with first-degree murder.

Saunders disappeared from Halifax on Feb. 13.

Her body was found nearly two weeks later off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick.

Police allege the 26-year-old woman was killed the day she was last seen at an apartment she once shared with the two accused.

Saunders, an Inuit woman from Labrador, was a student at Saint Mary's University in Halifax where her studies focused on missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, Saint Mary's University in Halifax

Geographic location: HALIFAX, New Brunswick, Labrador

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