Court date set for Bashaw mother charged with attempted murder

The case of a mother charged with attempting to murder her two young children and husband by setting fire to their Bashaw home has been adjourned to Thursday in Stettler provincial court.

The case of a mother charged with attempting to murder her two young children and husband by setting fire to their Bashaw home has been adjourned to Thursday in Stettler provincial court.

A 40-year-old woman is charged with three counts of attempted murder and two arson-related counts.

Her husband suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation as a result of the fire on Dec. 20. No other injuries were reported.

Fire damage to the house was limited to the interior.

The case was adjourned on Tuesday to enter pleas on the charges and to make an election on how the accused will be tried.

The suspect can’t be named under a court-ordered publication ban that also includes the identities of her children and husband.

Bail was granted for the woman during a February court appearance. She was ordered to stay out of Bashaw, take all medications prescribed by her doctor and report weekly to the RCMP.

Access and visitation with her husband and children will be supervised.

A psychological assessment was ordered for the woman while she was in custody.