Man charged with manslaughter in court

Red Deer mother-of-two died in hospital after being found mortally wounded in truck crashed nearby

A man charged with manslaughter with a firearm in connection with the death of a Red Deer mother-of-two made a brief appearance in court on Friday.

Lyndon Olsen, 34, will be represented by Red Deer lawyer Maurice Collard, who asked the case to be adjourned until March 29 so he could get disclosure from the Crown prosecutor. Olsen remains in custody.

Olsen was arrested on Feb. 6 in connection with the death of Randee Lynn Stewart, 25.

At about 6:15 a.m. on Feb. 1, Red Deer RCMP received a report of possible gunshots in the area of a townhouse complex near 54th Avenue and 43rd Street, followed shortly afterwards by a truck crashing on its way to Red Deer Regional Hospital on 42nd Street.

RCMP located Stewart in the truck near the hospital, where she was taken and later succumbed to her injuries.

Olsen was arrested the following week after a vehicle he was riding in got into a minor collision with a police vehicle.

A GoFundMe account set up by Stewart’s parents, Dean and Brenda Stewart, is just a few hundred dollars short of the $75,000 goal.

The Stewarts expressed their gratitude for the support, which will go into a trust account for their daughter’s children.

“We would like to thank everyone for the love and support we have received in the last few weeks. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our family, friends and community,” wrote the Stewarts in a recent update on GoFundMe.

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