Woman accused of driving getaway car in December 2020 Walmart shooting in court

A date for preliminary hearing for Crystal Maurice to be set on Sept. 29

A woman accused of driving the getaway car following a fatal shooting at a Red Deer Walmart will have a preliminary hearing.

Crystal Lee Maurice, 30, is facing charges of accessory after the fact to murder, flight from police, dangerous driving and vehicle theft in connection with the Dec. 20, 2019, shooting that left a city man dead.

It is alleged Maurice was driving the SUV accused gunman Chase Freed, 18, jumped in after C.J. (Jim) Williams was shot at around 6:45 p.m.

Police allege Freed fired at two other bystanders with a sawed-off semi-automatic rifle as he fled the scene.

Maurice’s case was in court on Tuesday. She is due to return on Sept. 29, so a date can be set for her preliminary hearing.

Freed has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, flight from police, dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle.

He returns to court on Sept. 30.



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