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Calgarian charged in stabbing death of her elderly mother in Lethbridge
Lisa Freihaut, now charged in her mother's murder, addressed the media on April 7 stating how much she missed her mom
Published Friday, April 22, 2016 6:17PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, April 22, 2016 7:59PM MDT
A 51-year-old Calgary woman has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of her mother, weeks after making a tearful plea to the public for information related to the murder.
On Jaunary 17, 2016, the body of 78-year-old woman Irene Carter was located by police inside her home on Normandy Road South in Lethbridge after family members were unable to contact her. An autopsy confirmed Carter’s death was the result of multiple stab wounds.
On Friday, police charged 51-year-old Lisa Freihaut of Calgary with second degree murder in connection with her mother’s death. Freilhaut remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
An investigation into Carter’s death determined Carter and Freihaut had been involved in a financial dispute that ended with a physical altercation.
On April 7, Freihaut spoke to the media, thanking friends and family for their support while the search for her mother's killer continued.
“No family deserves to have to go through this," said Freihaut. "My mom loved her family and friends, especially her grandchildren; they were her pride and joy. This is the first time I don’t get to send my mom flowers or give her a card on Mother’s Day, see her beautiful garden and be with her for family gatherings. Mom we love you and we miss you, we think of you every day,"