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Tentative trial dates set for former local man facing first-degree murder charges


KENTVILLE – With legal representation now in place, tentative trial dates have been set for a former East Mountain, Colchester County man charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Tentative trial dates for Leslie Douglas Greenwood, who faces two counts of first-degree murder, have been set.

Leslie Douglas Greenwood, 46, is charged with the first-degree murders of Barry Kirk Mersereau and Nancy Paula Christensen. The couple was shot to death in their Centre Burlington, Hants County home in September 2000. It’s alleged that the double murder was connected to the Hell’s Angels.

During a recent appearance in Kentville Supreme Court, tentative trial dates of Jan. 30 to March 10, 2017, were set. Greenwood will be back in court July 20 for a status report.

During his last court appearance March 15, the court heard that Nova Scotia Legal Aid lawyers Trevor McGuigan and Karen Endres would represent Greenwood. The Crown prosecutors are Peter Craig and Shauna MacDonald.

Greenwood was convicted of the murders following a three-week Supreme Court jury trial concluding in May 2012. The convictions were overturned by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeals in September 2014 because of the use of hearsay evidence in the first trial.

Greenwood is back in Nova Scotia to face charges here after a mistrial was declared in Quebec in December. There, he remains charged with the first-degree murders of Kirk Murray and Antonio Onesi in Notre-Dame-de-Grace in 2010, as well as conspiracy to commit murder. The jury was unable to agree on a verdict, leading to the mistrial.

Tentative trial dates for Leslie Douglas Greenwood, who faces two counts of first-degree murder, have been set.

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