Man charged in death of Catherine Campbell back in court next month

Man accused of killing off-duty officer Catherine Campbell released on bail again

Christopher Calvin Garnier, charged with second-degree murder in the death of off-duty Truro police officer Catherine Campbell, was in court today for allegedly breaching his release conditions.

Garnier's lawyer asked the court for an adjournment, which was granted. His bail revocation hearing is now scheduled for April 4 and 5 in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax. Garnier is to remain in custody in the meantime.

The 28-year-old is also charged with interfering with a dead body after Campbell's remains were found in September 2015 near the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax. His murder trial is scheduled to begin on Nov. 20.

Garnier was granted bail in December, but he was arrested last month. Halifax police said officers repeatedly tried to locate him during checks at a Bedford condo and his mother's home in Cape Breton on Feb. 17 and 18.

One of the conditions of Garnier's bail was that he present himself at his door whenever police came to check on him.

Halifax police contacted Cape Breton Regional Police who found Garnier on Feb. 18 at a Millville residence on Boularderie Island where he is permitted to reside. Garnier was then arrested and taken back to Halifax.

He was arraigned on three counts of breaching his release conditions in Halifax provincial court on Feb. 21 and has remained in custody.

The CBC's Blair Rhodes liveblogged from court.