Edmonton woman charged with second degree murder in connection with Smoky Lake homicide

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The Alberta Mounted Police filed a second-degree murder charge in connection with the murder of a Smoky Lake woman earlier this month.

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Around 6:20 p.m. on October 15, Smoky Lake RCMP responded to a call to assist Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with a possible sudden death.

Officers attended a residence in Mons Lake, Smoky Lake County, where EMS pronounced the victim, Jennifer Degenhardt, dead at the scene.

Mounties said the death was being investigated as “suspicious” at the time.

The suspect and Degenhardt knew each other and the incident is believed to have been isolated and targeted, according to RCMP.

Bernadine Nowlan of Edmonton was arrested at Fort Saskatchewan on October 22 in connection with the death and has been charged with second degree murder.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on October 28.


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