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2nd-degree murder charge laid after woman found dead in Edmonton apartment suite

Edmonton police investigate a suspicious death in the area of 162 Avenue and 51 Street on March 6, 2017. Shallima Maharaj/ Global News

A 34-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after a woman was found dead in a northeast Edmonton apartment suite earlier this week.

Timothy John Crowe appeared in court Wednesday morning in relation to the death of a 30-year-old woman whose name was not released by police. Court documents identify the victim as Kristi Schienmann.

Crowe and Schienmann were married in 2014.

Krsti Schienmann was found dead in a northeast Edmonton apartment building Monday, March 6, 2017. Credit: Facebook

At around 7:30 p.m. Monday, police were called to the area of 162 Avenue and 51 Street where a woman’s body was found inside an apartment suite.

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An autopsy was conducted Tuesday morning but police said more testing is needed so the cause of her death will not be released at this time. Investigators have confirmed her death is a homicide.

Police said the woman’s name would not be released because it does not serve an investigative purpose and there is no risk to public safety. The EPS also said it has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.

According to court documents, Crowe was previously convicted for assault with a weapon, for which he was given a $100 fine, ordered to spend 30 days in jail and received 12 months probation.

In 2002, Crowe was sentenced in Calgary to a two-year conditional sentence order and handed a 10-year firearm prohibition for two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

Timothy John Crowe was charged with second-degree murder after a woman was found dead in a northeast Edmonton apartment suite Monday, March 6, 2017. Credit: Facebook

Schienmann’s death is Edmonton’s ninth homicide of 2017.

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