CALGARY – A man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Calgary mother made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
Police arrested 25-year-old Curtis Jade Tyson Healy on Saturday, using tips from the public to track him down.
He’s accused of killing 31-year-old Dawns Echoes Baptiste, whose body was found in the backyard of a Whitehorn home on February 12th.
On Tuesday, Baptiste’s friends and family gathered at the Calgary Courts Centre to watch Healy’s first appearance.
The 25-year-old appeared via CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre, but his case was put over for one week to allow him time to get a lawyer.
Baptiste’s brother spoke outside court saying his sister had just landed a part-time job with a construction company and was working to regain custody of her four children.
“She would help out anybody,” said Alex Baptiste. “She was a survivor.”
– With files from Nancy Hixt and Sarah Offin