Applegarth to enter plea in second degree murder charge

He is scheduled to appear in Ponoka Provincial Court on April 9

Chantelle Firingstoney, a young Ponoka mother, was killed on Nov. 5, 2020. This photo has undergone restorative editing techniques. (Photo used with permission)

Chantelle Firingstoney, a young Ponoka mother, was killed on Nov. 5, 2020. This photo has undergone restorative editing techniques. (Photo used with permission)

Ryan Jake Applegarth, charged with second degree murder in the killing of Chantelle Firingstoney of Ponoka, is scheduled to enter an election and plea on April 9 at the Ponoka Provincial Court.

Applegarth was out on bail when Firingstoney was killed. Firingstoney, 26, was found deceased in a residential complex in town on Nov. 5, 2020.

The death was ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Applegarth had already been charged with the first degree murder of Jamison Samuel Louis, 34, who was killed in Wetaskiwin on Jan. 3, 2020. That case is also proceeding in court.

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