Preliminary hearing begins for Red Deer County woman accused of killing husband

Body of Matthew Berresford was found in his Balmoral Heights home in February

A preliminary hearing for a Red Deer County woman accused of killing her husband began on Monday.

Robin Berresford, 36, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of her 36-year-old husband, Matthew Berresford.

RCMP were called to a disturbance at a Balmoral Heights residence just east of the city at about 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 27 and found Berresford’s body inside.

Berresford’s obituary described him as a successful Red Deer businessman. The couple married in 2008 and have two children.

The preliminary hearing that began in Red Deer provincial court before Judge Jim Mitchell is scheduled to run three days.

All evidence presented at a preliminary hearing is subject to a publication ban.

Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence to take a case to trial.

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