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Second degree murder trial for killing of Ponoka mother currently underway

Trial is May 2-5 at Wetaskiwin Court of King’s Bench
Ryan Jake Applegarth. (File photo/RCMP)

The judge-alone trial for Ryan Jake Applegarth, accused of second degree murder in the killing of Ponoka mother Chantelle Firingstoney, is currently underway.

The trial, being held at the Wetaskiwin Court of King’s Bench, began on May 2 and is scheduled to conclude on May 5.

Firingstoney, 26, was found deceased in a Ponoka residence on Nov. 5, 2020.

Applegarth is currently serving time for another homicde.

On Nov. 3, 2022, He was sentenced to eight years, minus three-and-a-half years served, for the manslaughter of Jamison Samuel Louis.

More to come …

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Emily Jaycox

About the Author: Emily Jaycox

I’m Emily Jaycox, the editor of Ponoka News and the Bashaw Star. I’ve lived in Ponoka since 2015 and have over seven years of experience working as a journalist in central Alberta communities.
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