Son charged in Ranchlands murder
CALGARY – Police have identified the woman killed in a Ranchlands home on Thankgiving Monday, and charged her son in the death.
Police were called to a home in the 0-100 block of Ranchridge Drive N.W. around 1:20 p.m. and found a woman dead inside.
She has been identified as 58-year-old Lois Aileen Murray. An autopsy concluded she died as the result of a gunshot wound.
Murray is described as a loving mother, wife and friend, who worked at a McInnis and Holloway Funeral Home as a grief counselor.
Her son, 29-year-old Andrew Douglas Murray, was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with one count of first-degree murder. He is currently in the health care unit at the Remand Centre, and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
“I think that the ‘why’ is always the hardest question,” says S/Sgt. Grant Miller from the Calgary Police Service, as they work to determine a motive.
Murray’s husband was out of town at the time of his wife’s death, and is on his way home. Murray’s death is the 18th homicide in Calgary this year.