Accused in Rhonda Wilson murder finally has defence lawyer

Nancy Kelly
Published on March 5, 2014
Albert Rex Baird, with a jacket over his head, is led into an awaiting sheriff’s van following his initial court appearance in Kentville on a first-degree murder charge.
Kirk Starratt

The man who stands accused of murdering Rhonda Joyce Louise Wilson in Sheffield Mills in 2002 has managed to secure legal representation.

Albert Rex Baird, 46, of Dartmouth, formerly of Kings County, was back in Kentville provincial court March 3 for an update on his case.

It was Baird’s his fifth appearance before Judge Alan Tufts so far this year. During the hearing acting duty counsel Ken Greer reported Baird’s issues with finding a lawyer have been resolved. Baird has struggled to obtain counsel since his May 30, 2013 arrest for first degree murder.

Greer said going forward Baird will be represented by Halifax-based Wayne Bacchus, who will act as counsel “to a limited degree.”

More details about the arrangement will be announced when Baird returns to court March 13 for a hearing to set preliminary inquiry dates.  

Read more about the case here.