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04/19/2017 08:50 EDT | Updated 04/19/2017 10:21 EDT

Jury selection resumes in trial of student accused of killing other student

HALIFAX — Jury selection has almost wrapped up in the high-profile murder trial of a Dalhousie University medical student.

A total of 16 people must be selected for jury duty before the trial begins for William Sandeson, who is accused in the 2015 death of 22-year-old Taylor Samson.

The trial requires 14 jurors and two alternates, 13 of which had been selected by noon today.

More than 300 people showed up for the selection process in Halifax, and by this morning about 100 remained.

The trial is expected to last 32 court days.

Sandeson was charged with first-degree murder on Aug. 20, 2015, four days after Samson, a physics student at Dalhousie, was reported missing.

Samson's body has yet to be found.