HALIFAX - A Halifax-area man has been committed to stand trial for second-degree murder in the disappearance of a local prostitute.

Steven Elliot Laffin is charged with killing 29-year-old Nadine Taylor.

Taylor hasn't been seen since she left her Halifax apartment on the night of July 28, 2010, to make a phone call.

Laffin became a suspect about three weeks later, after he was charged with attacking another sex-trade worker in Halifax.

A preliminary inquiry in Halifax provincial court wrapped up Thursday after hearing testimony from nine witnesses.

Judge Anne Derrick ordered Laffin to appear in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Feb. 23 to begin the process of setting dates for a jury trial.

(Halifax Chronicle Herald)

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