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P.E.I. news: Todd Joseph Gallant case adjourned again [Video]

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The case against the man accused in one of Prince Edward Island’s most famous cold cases has once again been put over.

A lawyer appeared on behalf of Todd Joseph Gallant, also known as Todd Irving, in a Charlottetown courtroom Thursday morning, charged with murder in the death of Byron Carr.

Defence lawyer Chris Montigny spoke for less than a minute. He confirmed he was still working through disclosure and expecting more within the next couple of days.

Carr, a Montague schoolteacher, was found dead in his Charlottetown home in 1988. Police say he was killed after a consensual sexual encounter with another man. Few knew Carr was gay before his murder.

The case was cold for 35 years, until police made a breakthrough using new genetic genealogy technology.

Police say investigators searched public DNA databases, like AncestryDNA and 23andMe, for close matches to DNA found at the scene of …

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