Woman charged with murder appears in court

  • Jan. 18, 2012 3:55 p.m.

A woman who is facing a second-degree murder charge after a man’s body was discovered in his residence on Christmas Day made her second appearance in court last week.

Stephanie Walroth, 43, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of obstruction of justice, robbery, unlawful confinement and obstruction of justice for destroying crime scene evidence. She is also charged with failing to comply, failure to appear in court, prostitution, possession of a weapon and mischief.

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 will return to court on Feb. 3.