Preliminary hearings set for murder suspects

Two preliminary hearings have been set for the man and woman accused in Red Deer’s first murder of 2011.

Martin Munro, 36, of Miramichi, New Brunswick and Jolyn Ten Hove, 37, of Red Deer have both been charged with second-degree murder in the death of George William McDonald, 40.

A preliminary hearing, which will help determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial, will be held in Red Deer on Nov. 16, 17, 21, 23 and 25 for Munro.

A preliminary hearing will be held in Red Deer on Dec. 12, 14, 15, 16 and 19 for Ten Hove.

On Jan. 20, at about 2:49 a.m. Red Deer City RCMP and Red Deer Emergency Services were dispatched to 2 Forest Cl. following a 911 call.

Police say it’s alleged a physical altercation took place between two men in the residence.

McDonald, 40, originally from Miramichi, New Brunswick, was found dead upon police arrival. An autopsy concluded he died after being strangled.