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St. Albert first-degree murder trial postponed to 2021

Beryl Musila is facing charges of first-degree murder and indignity to human remains in the death of 75-year-old Ronald Worsfold.
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The first-degree murder trial of St. Albert resident Beryl Musila has been postponed because jury members cannot safely come together to hear a trial while COVID-29 restrictions are in place.

Musila was slated to stand trial starting April 14 for the murder of a St. Albert senior. The trial was expected to last until May 1 at the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton.

Her trial has nwo been delayed until Sept. 13, 2021.

Musila will have an appearance on July 7 at 9:30 a.m. for a pretrial conference.

Musila is facing charges of first-degree murder and indignity to human remains in the death of 75-year-old Ronald Worsfold.

Musila had a preliminary inquiry in March and April 2018, after which the judge ordered her to stand trial.

Worsfold went missing on July 7, 2017, and his body was found in a rural area of Parkland County near Stony Plain on July 9, 2017.

There is a publication ban on all materials presented during the preliminary inquiry.


Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Jennifer Henderson is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for Great West Newspapers based in St. Albert, Alta.
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