Steven Elliot Laffin: Backgrounder

Steven Elliot Laffin will appear in court on second degree murder charges on Jan. 16 at the Halifax Provincial Court (9:30 a.m., Courtroom 6) – Laffin, 37, was charged with the murder of Nadine Anne Taylor, a sex worker. Though investigators have reason to believe her remains will not be found, they claim to have gather enough evidence to pin Laffin with the charges. Laffin was incarcerated in August 2010 on charges of forcible confinement, uttering threats, abduction, aggravated sexual assault attempted murder. The woman (name under publication ban) allegedly got out of the trunk of a moving car after being assaulted, bound and threatened.

This is not Laffin's first time in court. Here is a timeline of events related to his time served and charges laid against him: