A 60-year-old woman charged with second degree murder after her husband was shot and killed on the couple's Sundre-area property will be back in court next month.
Heather Wilson Duncan, 60, had her bail hearing before Justice Sandy Park in Calgary Court of Queen's Bench on Jan. 13, when she was granted $25,000 bail.
She was scheduled to be in Didsbury provincial court Monday for election and plea, but an agent appeared on her behalf.
Responding to a 911 call placed by the accused, police found Barry Alexander Duncan, 68, dead in the couple's home, south of Bergen, on Dec. 10. The accused was arrested at the scene and charged the next day.
Assigned Crown prosecutor Doug Simpson and Duncan's lawyers, Jim Butlin and Greg Dunn, are working to find a date for a preliminary hearing, Calgary lawyer and Duncan agent Ian MacKay told Judge Peter Barley.
The judge granted an adjournment to February 14 to allow those discussions to continue.
Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence to send an accused to trial.
Outside court, MacKay, a former Crown prosecutor, said Duncan's preliminary hearing may need to be held in Calgary if court time cannot be found in Didsbury to accommodate a multi-day hearing.
No plea has been entered in the case.