Woman charged in Christmas Day murder makes court appearance

A woman accused in the Christmas Day death of a Red Deer man made a brief appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.

A woman accused in the Christmas Day death of a Red Deer man made a brief appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.

Stephanie Lee Walroth, 43, appeared via closed circuit television from the Calgary Remand Centre, as Red Deer has no such detention centre for female prisoners.

Her lawyer, Paul Morigeau, asked Judge Thomas Schollie for a two-week adjournment so he could talk to his client in person before she makes a plea.

Walroth is accused of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in the death of Shaughn Lumley, 58, who lived in the Potter’s Hands apartment complex at 61st Street and 58th Avenue.

Lumley was found dead on Dec. 25 after concerned family members asked police to check on him.

According to Red Deer City RCMP, he had multiple injuries that indicated a struggle had taken place. His cause of death was not released.

Walroth is expected to make a personal appearance to enter her plea in Red Deer provincial court on Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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