Two people charged with second-degree murder face separate charges, Red Deer court heard on Monday.
Martin Munro, 36, originally from Miramichi, N.B., and Jolyn Ten Hove, 37, of Red Deer, appeared briefly in provincial court and were remanded in custody until Feb. 1 after reserving their pleas.
Munro, who appeared with a heavily bandaged right arm, and Ten Hove, are both charged with second-degree murder.
Neither has a lawyer yet but they were represented on Monday by Legal Aid Society of Alberta lawyer Murray Shack.
They were charged after a 40-year-old man was found dead in a Red Deer residence early last Thursday.
George William McDonald, originally of Miramichi, was found in a home on Forest Close after emergency crews were called out at about 2:50 a.m. on Thursday.
An autopsy completed on Friday confirmed the death was a homicide.
Police allege a fight broke out between two males inside the home. The victim and suspects knew each other, according to spokesman Const. Chris Kosack.
Police say the cause and manner of death have yet to be determined, however no weapons were used in the alleged murder.