Guilty plea after death of Red Deer man

Alexander Talbot initially charged with manslaughter; charge reduced to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death

  • Wed Feb 1st, 2017 8:45pm
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Alexander Talbot

A man charged after the death of a Red Deerian who was trying to stop thieves from stealing his vehicle last year has plead guilty to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

Alexander Michael Talbot, 25, of no fixed address in Red Deer, was initially charged with manslaughter last year. He plead guilty to the lesser charge on Monday. He is also charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

Dawson Wegner was killed on March 16th in the Normandeau neighbourhood. Investigators believe Talbot was in the process of stealing Wegner’s white Ford F650 when he was confronted by Wegner.

Talbot drove the truck into Wegner which resulted in his death.

On March 17th, the Calgary Medical Examiner Office determined Wegner died as the result of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

RCMP also charged is Amanda Jo-Lynn Larsen, 28, with possession of stolen property over $5,000 as a result of her involvement in the theft of Wegner’s vehicle.

Meanwhile, Talbot returns to Red Deer court on Feb. 27th.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com