Bail revocation hearing underway for Christopher Garnier

The father of a man accused of killing an off-duty police officer was removed from the courtroom during a bail revocation hearing in Halifax Tuesday.

Christopher Garnier is charged with second-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the death of off-duty Truro police officer Catherine Campbell.

Her body was found under the MacDonald Bridge on Sept. 11, 2015. Police had been looking for her after she failed to report for work the previous Monday.

Strict conditions

Garnier was released on bail in December on strict conditions, including that he live with his father in Bedford or his mother in Cape Breton.

Garnier was re-arrested on Feb. 19, after police allege he failed to present himself at the door of either residence, in violation of his conditions. Garnier has been in jail since his February arrest.

The Crown is seeking to revoke Garnier's bail. The defence argues he should be released again.

Father asked to leave courtroom

On the first day of a hearing on the matter, Vince Garnier, Christopher Garnier's father, was told to leave the courtroom by the judge after a sheriff alleged the father was attempting to communicate with a witness on the stand.

Members of both Campbell's and Garnier's family were in court for this hearing.

3 civilian witnesses testify

The Crown called two police witnesses on the first day of the hearing before a Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Garnier's defence called three civilian witnesses. 

The case continues Wednesday.