Murder suspect makes appearance in Red Deer court

The Edmonton man accused of killing a Fort Saskatchewan woman and abandoning her body near Innisfail will wait until March 30 to enter a plea in Red Deer provincial court.

The Edmonton man accused of killing a Fort Saskatchewan woman and abandoning her body near Innisfail will wait until March 30 to enter a plea in Red Deer provincial court.

Mark Damien Lindsay, 25, was arrested last week in Port Coquitlam, B.C. He made his first appearance from the prisoner’s box in a Red Deer courtroom on Monday morning.

The adopted son of John Lindsay, former chief of the Edmonton Police Service, he is charged with second-degree murder, performing an indignity to a body and obstruction of justice. The charges arise from the discovery of human remains in a rural area 10 km west of Innisfail in October.

Temporarily represented by duty counsel Walter Kubanek, Lindsay asked to have his case set over to Friday to give him time to hire a lawyer. He also asked that the charges be read to him in court for his own clarification, acknowledging that they had been read to him previously in front of a justice of the peace.

Lindsay was then returned to custody at Red Deer Remand Centre.

The victim has been identified as Dana Jane Turner, who was reported missing on Aug. 16, 2011.

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