Woman charged in Red Deer death reserves plea

A Red Deer woman facing a second-degree murder charge reserved her plea during a brief appearance in Red Deer court on Wednesday.

A Red Deer woman facing a second-degree murder charge reserved her plea during a brief appearance in Red Deer court on Wednesday.

Jolyn Ten Hove, 37, appeared on closed-circuit television. Her lawyer, Brad Mulder, reserved her plea until March 9.

Mulder told court he was hoping to receive a batch of disclosure on Friday outlining the Crown’s case.

Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson said the Crown wants to combine Ten Hove’s charge with that of co-accused Martin Munro, 36, formerly of Miramichi, N.B., who is also charged with second-degree murder and returns to court March 2.

They were both charged on Jan. 20, after the body of George William McDonald, 40, of Red Deer was discovered in a residence on Forest Close.

An autopsy revealed that the victim had been strangled.

Police alleged earlier that a fight broke out between two males in the residence. The victim and the suspects knew each other, police said.