Preliminary hearing begins in Loretta Saunders murder case

Loretta Saunders. (Halifax Regional Police/HO)

Loretta Saunders. (Halifax Regional Police/HO)

Kris Sims, Atlantic Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:14 PM ET

HALIFAX -- A preliminary hearing got underway Monday for two people accused of killing Loretta Saunders, a young Inuk woman who was writing a thesis on missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Blake Leggette, 26, and Victoria Henneberry, 28, are both charged with first-degree murder.

Saunders, 26, disappeared from her Halifax home on Feb. 13. Her body was found in a ditch along the Trans-Canada Highway near Salisbury, N.B., on Feb. 26. She was three months pregnant.


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