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)

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 …

READ MORE: Ryan Applegarth sentenced to 8 years for Wetaskiwin manslaughter


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