Preliminary inquiry for accused murderer to begin

A preliminary hearing is set to get underway tomorrow in Red Deer Provincial Court for a man accused in the City’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.

Munro’s preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin tomorrow and run through until Nov. 25.

A preliminary hearing is also set for Ten Hove and will begin Dec. 12 in Red Deer Provincial Court.

The hearing will help determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial.

Both Munro and Ten Hove have been in custody since the incident this past January.

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.