February 21, 2024

Charlotte Mackey, 43, and Matthew Thomas Cooper, 39, are accused of murdering Norman Lineham, 43, in September.

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Two individuals arrested in reference to the murder of a Fort McMurray man have had their prices upgraded to first-degree homicide.

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Charlotte Mackey, 43, and Matthew Thomas Cooper, 39, are accused of murdering Norman Lineham, 43, in September.

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Police had been known as to Lineham’s Timberlea dwelling on Sept. 21 at 7:45 p.m. Lineham had not been seen in a couple of days so a person who knew him visited his dwelling to see if he was alright. The person discovered Lineham’s physique in a basement suite of the home and contacted police.

Lineham’s demise was dominated a murder after an post-mortem was carried out in Edmonton on the Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner on Sept. 25.

Police arrested Cooper on Oct. 2. Mackey was arrested on Oct. 27. Each individuals had been charged initially with second-degree homicide. They continue to be in police custody. Cooper and Mackey are scheduled to look in Fort McMurray’s Alberta Courtroom of Justice on Jan. 15.

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There have been 4 confirmed homicides in Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo in 2023. Three of these deaths had been in Fort McMurray. A fourth murder was reported in Janvier. Police don’t consider the homicides are associated to one another.

Anybody with details about any lacking individuals or felony exercise is requested to contact Wooden Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tricks to Crime Stoppers are all the time nameless and could be despatched to tipsubmit.com.

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