Red Deer woman pleads guilty to manslaughter
The woman charged in the December 2011 death of a Red Deer man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Stephanie Lee Walroth, 44, of Red Deer was charged in the death of Shaughn Lumley, 58. Lumley was found dead in his apartment in Riverside Meadows on Christmas Day, 2011.
Walroth appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Monday, dressed in grey sweat pants and a grey sweater, standing quietly as the guilty plea was entered. The other charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice were withdrawn by the Crown.
Lumley was found dead in his apartment at the Potter’s Hands Housing apartment building on 61st Street and 58th Avenue after family members asked Red Deer City RCMP to check on him.
At the time, police said Lumley was found dead and had multiple injuries that were consistent with a struggle.
Walroth covered her face with one hand at one point as she read the five victim-impact statements in the prisoner’s box.
The Crown, defence and judge also read the statements before agreeing to a sentencing date.
A pre-sentence report will also be completed prior to sentencing.
Walroth will return to court for her sentencing hearing on May 9. She has been in custody since her arrest in late December 2011.