Lethbridge man charged with first degree murder in wife’s death

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Police in Lethbridge, Alta., have charged a 59-year-old man with first-degree murder in the death of his wife.

David Albert Dragland is accused of repeatedly stabbing Shelley Dragland with a kitchen knife at a home in the southern Alberta town.

Police said they responded to a report of a disturbance at the home just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

There they discovered Shelley Dragland who had suffered multiple stab wounds.

As first responders tended to Dragland, the 59-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accused was arrested outside the home without incident and remains in custody.

He is due to appear in court next week.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on December 29, 2022.


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