Hobbema stabbing trial starts

A trial is underway in Wetaskiwin for a woman accused of a fatal stabbing in Hobbema on New Year’s Eve 2011.

A trial is underway in Wetaskiwin for a woman accused of a fatal stabbing in Hobbema on New Year’s Eve 2011.

Phoebe Firingstoney, 31, is being tried by a Court of Queen’s Bench judge and jury on a charge of second-degree murder laid by police investigating the death of Jamie Lee Soosay, 34.

Maskwacis RCMP allege that they found Soosay suffering from stab wounds after being called to a house in Hobbema at about 7:40 p.m. Soosay was taken to hospital for treatment, but died of his wounds.

The trial opened on Monday and has been scheduled to last two weeks, wrapping up on Oct. 4.