HALIFAX -- The first day of the preliminary inquiry for a medical student charged with the murder of a fellow Dalhousie University student has ended in Halifax.

William Sandeson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Taylor Samson, whose body has not been found.

Two witnesses testified Monday before the hearing adjourned until Wednesday.

Evidence presented during the inquiry is covered by a publication ban.

The charge against Sandeson was laid Aug. 20, four days after Samson was reported missing in Halifax.

Police have said the two men knew each other.