Alberta Crown to seek adult sentence if teen convicted of murdering mother

The Crown says it intends to seek an adult sentence for a southern Alberta teen if he is found guilty in the death of his mother.

LETHBRIDGE — The Crown says it intends to seek an adult sentence for a southern Alberta teen if he is found guilty in the death of his mother.

The 17-year-old from Fort Macleod, Alta., appeared in Lethbridge youth court today via closed-circuit television charged with second-degree murder.

He cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The youth remains in custody at the Calgary Young Offenders Centre.

Prosecutor Clayton Giles told court the Crown doesn’t want him released before his next appearance set for June 3.

The teen’s 34-year-old mother was found slain in the family home May 4 after police received a call from someone who had reason to believe she was dead.

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