2021 trial set for man accused of Rocky Mountain House murder

Marshall Stone charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder related to July 2019 shooting

A Rocky Mountain House man accused of murdering a woman and the attempted murder of her sister will go to trial next year.

Marshall Lawrence Stone, 45, was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder with a firearm in connection with a July incident that police described as a domestic situation.

Stone previously chose to have his case go before a judge and jury. A three-week trial beginning on June 14, 2021, was set in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday.

Stone was charged after Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to several calls around 7:30 p.m. on July 26 that a man was armed with a gun in a local residence.

When police arrived, they found Ashley Smith-Ames dead, and her sister, Alexis Ames, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Three children in the home, including Smith-Ames’s five-year-old son, were uninjured.

An autopsy determined Smith-Ames had been shot.

Stone turned himself into police and was charged on July 27.



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