Man charged in strangulation death makes court appearance

A man charged in a strangulation death that occurred in Red Deer last month made a brief appearance in court on Tuesday.

A man charged in a strangulation death that occurred in Red Deer last month made a brief appearance in court on Tuesday.

Martin Munro, 36, originally from Miramichi, N.B., reserved his plea on a second-degree murder charge, through his lawyer John MacNaughton, until March 2.

Crown prosecutor Tony Bell told Red Deer provincial court the disclosure of the alleged facts from the RCMP is now being examined by the Crown’s office and should be released to the defence on Friday.

George William McDonald, 40, also originally of Miramichi, N.B., died of strangulation on Jan. 20. He was found dead in a home on Forest Close, north of Bower Ponds.

Jolyn Ten Hove, 37, of Red Deer, is also charged with second-degree murder and was scheduled to appear in provincial court on Wednesday, her lawyer, Brad Mulder, said outside court on Tuesday.

Police allege a fight broke out between two males inside the home and that the victim and suspects knew each other.

Munro and Ten Hove remain in custody.

An autopsy confirmed that the victim died of strangulation.