Edmonton lawyer charged with murder in death of 59-year-old man
Victim died from a single stab wound, autopsy found
An Edmonton lawyer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death Tuesday of a 59-year-old man.
Laurie Jean Cunningham, 60, made a brief court appearance by closed-circuit television on Thursday and remains in custody.
An autopsy determined that Mark Huemer died from a single stab wound.
Cunningham's lawyer, Peter Northcott, told CBC News his client knew the victim but said he didn't have any further information about the nature of the relationship.
Still an active member of the Law Society of Alberta, Cunningham voluntarily transferred her family law practice to another lawyer in September, due to a medical issue, Northcott said.
Police responded just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to a call for assistance from emergency medical services at the scene of a disturbance at a home near 87th Avenue and 178th Street.
When officers arrived they found an injured man.
EMS treated and transported the victim to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A woman was arrested at the scene.
In addition to second-degree murder, Cunningham is also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, a knife.
She is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 30.