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Man charged with murder in 1988 death of P.E.I teacher will return to court in April

Todd Joseph Gallant, 56, will next appear in court April 11. He's charged with first-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the 1988 death of P.E.I. teacher Byron Carr.  (Charlottetown Police Services - image credit)
Todd Joseph Gallant, 56, will next appear in court April 11. He's charged with first-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the 1988 death of P.E.I. teacher Byron Carr. (Charlottetown Police Services - image credit)

The court case of the man accused in the 1988 death of Prince Edward Island schoolteacher Byron Carr had been  adjourned until next month.

Todd Joseph Gallant, who also goes by Todd Joseph Irving, did not appear in court Thursday, either in person or by video conference.

Defence lawyer Chris Montigny said he and his client have received "partial disclosure" of the evidence that police have collected against Gallant.

Montigny said he expects more disclosure before the weekend, at which point he'll meet with his client to decide on next steps.

Gallant will next appear in court on April 11.

The 56-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and interfering with human remains in connection with Carr's death on Nov. 11, 1988. Carr was found strangled in his Charlottetown home.

Gallant, who would have been 21 at the time, was arrested in January.