Man charged in slaying of Edson teen will face preliminary hearing in May

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin May 25 for the man charged in the slaying of a teenage girl whose body was found on a popular walking trail in Edson, Alta. last fall.

EDSON, Alta. — A preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin May 25 for the man charged in the slaying of a teenage girl whose body was found on a popular walking trail in Edson, Alta. last fall.

Ross Edward Kleman is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 14-year-old Emily Stauffer, the daughter of a local minister.

The preliminary hearing will determine if there’s enough evidence to proceed to a trial and is expected to last more than two weeks.

Kleman has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

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