Lethbridge man charged with first-degree murder in wife's death

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police in Lethbridge, Alta., have charged a 59-year-old man with first degree murder in his wife's death.

David Albert Dragland is accused of stabbing Shelley Dragland multiple times with a kitchen knife in a home in the southern Alberta city.

Police say they responded to a report of a disturbance at the home just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

There, they discovered Shelley Dragland who had sustained multiple stab wounds.

While first responders attended to Dragland, the 59-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene.

The accused was arrested outside the home without incident and remains in custody.

He is set to appear in court next week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 29, 2022.

The Canadian Press