Accused in Halifax murder case applies for bail

Ricardo Jerrel Whynder, 32, appears in Halifax provincial court on Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017 charged with first-degree murder in the 2013 killing of 24-year-old Matthew Thomas Sudds. Uploaded by: Woodford, Zane

Ricardo Jerrel Whynder is shown at Halifax provincial court in March 2017. – Zane Woodford


Ricardo Jerrel Whynder, 34, formerly of Halifax, was arrested in Surrey, B.C., in March 2017 on a Canada-wide warrant.

His trial is set for next June in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Whynder appeared in Supreme Court in Halifax on Thursday via a video link from jail to set a date for a bail hearing.

Justice Timothy Gabriel scheduled the hearing for Dec. 21.

Sudds’ body was found in a ditch along Africville Road in north-end Halifax on Oct. 14, 2013. The 24-year-old Halifax man had last been seen alive four days earlier.

Police allege Whynder killed Sudds on Oct. 10 in Halifax.

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