Local woman charged with murder

  • Jan. 4, 2012 3:46 p.m.

A Red Deer woman is facing a second-degree murder charge after a man’s body was discovered in his residence on Christmas day.

Stephanie Walroth, 43, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of obstruction of justice.

On Dec. 25 at 2:10 p.m. police received a request to check on the well being of the caller’s father. The caller, who does not live in Red Deer, sought police assistance after attempting to reach their father by phone for several days.

RCMP attended a residence on the 5800 block of 61 St. in the Riverside Meadows neighbourhood of Red Deer to check on the well being of 58-year-old Shaughn Lumley.

Lumley was found deceased by police officers. He had multiple injuries that were consistent with a struggle and there was evidence in the residence that indicated a struggle had taken place.

Later in the afternoon of Dec. 28 police arrested Walroth, who was an acquaintance of the victim.

Walroth has been remanded to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on

Jan. 6.

– Fawcett

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