Lethbridge man charged with murder after allegedly stabbing wife

Investigators say they think the couple was seated together when the husband took a knife from the kitchen and attacked his wife.  (Sarah Lawrynuik/CBC - image credit)
Investigators say they think the couple was seated together when the husband took a knife from the kitchen and attacked his wife. (Sarah Lawrynuik/CBC - image credit)

A Lethbridge man is facing murder charges after allegedly stabbing his wife on Tuesday night.

The Lethbridge Police Service says 59-year-old David Albert Dragland is charged with one count of first-degree murder.

He is currently in custody and slated to appear in court on Jan. 3.

According to a news release, police arrested Dragland after responding around 11 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a disturbance at a home on the 2500 block of 13th Avenue North. 

Inside the home, first-responders found Dragland's wife, Shelley Dragland, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Emergency crews attempted to aid her, but she died at the scene.

Investigators say they believe the couple was seated together in the home when the husband took a knife from the kitchen and attacked his wife.

The killing marked the second homicide in Lethbridge in 2022, police said.