End in sight for Falconer preliminary

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Mike Taylor speaks as Falconer watches on in Pictou Court earlier this week.

PICTOU - The preliminary inquiry for Christopher Falconer could end next week.

Crown Attorney Patrick Young advised the court Tuesday that it has six more witnesses to testify during the inquiry for the Pictou County man who is charged with murder and kidnapping in relation to the death of 19-year-old Kirwan.

Kirwan went missing Oct. 9, 2011 after leaving a downtown New Glasgow pool hall. Her remains were found in Heathbell on Nov. 5.

The inquiry will take place in Pictou provincial court during a half day morning session Wednesday and a full day Thursday.  It will continue on with a half day session Feb. 25 and a full day on Feb. 26.  Another half-day session on Feb. 27 is also available.

Testimony from witness 19 wrapped up on Tuesday afternoon.  A court imposed publication ban on evidence and the identification of witnesses prohibits any testimony from being printed or broadcast.

Falconer, who is remanded at the correctional facility in Burnside, Nova Scotia, has sat quietly through the entire inquiry. Members from both the Kirwan and Falconer family were in court this week to hear some of the testimony.

Geographic location: Pictou County, New Glasgow, Heathbell Burnside Nova Scotia

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