Quentin Strawberry and Jennifer Lee CaswellPhotos from RCMP

Man awaiting murder trial facing two new trials for breaching release conditions

Quentin Strawberry going to trial in March in connection with 2019 murder

An O’Chiese First Nation man is facing two new trials next April after being charged with failing to comply with custody release conditions.

Quentin Strawberry, 39, was charged after police responded on Oct. 6 to a possible firearm call at a downtown Red Deer apartment building.

The RCMP’s emergency response team and a dog unit were called in after police surrounded the building on 55th Street.

Strawberry and Jennifer Lee Caswell, 38, of Red Deer, were arrested and taken into custody. They were accused of breaching no-contact conditions.

Strawberry will go to trial on April 15 for the charge of failing to comply with conditions, stemming from the Oct. 6 incident.

An April 20 trial has been set for a similar charge laid on Oct. 9, following an RCMP curfew check.

Caswell is due in court on Nov. 10 to deal with her case.

In September, Strawberry pleaded guilty to obstructing arrest and breaching the terms of his house arrest in connection with a Dec. 2, 2019, machete attack at Red Deer’s Potter’s Hands downtown facility at 51st Street and 49th Avenue.

Charges of attempted murder and breach of a recognizance were dropped against Strawberry. He was sentenced to 60 days, satisfied by time served in pretrial custody.

He is also scheduled to go on trial in March for charges of second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm in connection with the death of Joseph Junior Alfred Gallant, 45, in Grandview in March 2019.

In late-September, a second-degree murder charge was dropped against Caswell, who had been accused of being involved in the death of Gallant.

Caswell, 38, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm for attacking the common-law partner of Gallant on the night he was allegedly stabbed to death.

She was sentenced to eight months in prison, which was satisfied by time she had already spent in custody.



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