Man accused in Rocky Mountain House murder in court

Rocky Mountain House man charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder

A man accused of killing a Rocky Mountain House woman and wounding her sister returns to court later this month.

Marshall Lawrence Stone, 44, of Rocky Mountain House, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder with a firearm and made his first appearance in the town’s provincial court Wednesday.

He remains in custody and is due back in court on Aug. 28.

Ashley Smith-Ames, 28, was killed on July 26 in what police described as a domestic situation. Her sister, Alexis Ames, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to several 911 calls reporting a man with a gun in a residence at about 7:30 p.m.

When police arrived, they found Smith-Ames, the single mother of a four-year-old boy, dead from a gunshot wound and her sister injured. Smith-Ames’s son and two other children in the home were not injured.

The suspect had already left by the time police arrived. Stone later turned himself in to police.

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