RCMP Major Crimes Unit South lay charges in homicide

23-year-old Chelsey Lagrelle of Sunchild First Nation charged with manslaughter

A 23 year old woman has been charged with manslaughter after the remains of 25 year old Samantha Sharpe were found on the Sunchild First Nation Dec. 12.

“The RCMP has laid charges against a female following an assault with a weapon that left a 25-year-old woman deceased and a 24-year-old male injured,” stated RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Laurel Scott in a press release Dec. 13.

“At 2:36 a.m. on December 12, Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a call of a person in distress on the Sunchild First Nation. RCMP arrived with EMS and a female victim was declared deceased.

“The suspect was arrested at a different location, without incident. The RCMP determined that the victims and the accused were known to each other. This was an isolated incident with no risk to public safety.

“Major Crimes Unit South with the assistance of Red Deer Forensic Identification Section, the Interview Assistance Team and Rocky Mountain House Detachment are all collaborating on this investigation.

“An autopsy was held this morning at the Edmonton office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the manner of death has been determined to be homicide.

“23-year-old Chelsey Lagrelle of Sunchild First Nation has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Samantha Sharpe, as well as assault with a weapon. She remains in custody and is scheduled to next appear in court on December 19 at the Provincial Court in Rocky Mountain House.

“While the investigation continues, the RCMP can confirm that they are not seeking any other suspects in relation to this tragic incident.”

Stu.salkeld@piupestoneflyer.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Road allowance closure goes to prov govt

Encroaching house situation could set ‘precedent’

County of Wetaskiwin council approves water rate hike of 3 per cent

Councilors balk at proposed rate increase of 4 per cent

Trudeau hypocrite on Iran plane crash

Writer says P.M. not that concerned about China hostages

Leaders of Tomorrow kicks off Jan. 16

Nominations accepted for youth recognition until Feb. 22

Team improves access to addiction, mental health supports

Service provides expanded on-call consultation

Fashion Fridays: The basics you need for your body type

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Blackfalds RCMP investigate fatal motor vehicle collision

Collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 11 and Burnt Lake Trail

Former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse in B.C. granted day parole

Alan Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for abusing seven boys in the late 1970s and early 1990s

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

Alberta privacy watchdog investigates ID scans at liquor stores

Alcanna Ltd., based in Edmonton, runs Liquor Depot, Wine and Beyond and Nova Cannabis stores

Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

The survey was conducted Jan. 17 to 21 among 1,552 Canadians eligible to vote

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

Canadian public health agencies ramping up preparations in response to new virus

Health officials have said there are no confirmed cases of the emerging coronavirus in Canada

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

The comedian has been suffering from a rare form of dementia

Most Read