Accused Rocky Mountain House murderer in court

Marshall Lawrence Stone charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder

A Rocky Mountain House man accused of murdering a woman and the attempted murder of her sister was in court Wednesday.

Marshall Lawrence 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 during what police described as a “domestic situation.”


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

He returns to Rocky Mountain House provincial court on Sept. 25.

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