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Judges’ chambers flooded

The St. Albert Provincial Court had to put over almost all matters on Monday due to plumbing and temperature issues.

The air conditioning in the small courthouse was broken and the heat was stuck at full blast. Then the courthouse experienced a plumbing issue on the second floor and water flooded the judges’ chambers and basement.

Due to the problems, most matters were put over for Sept. 11, Sept. 18 or Wednesday Aug. 30 in Stony Plain.

Murder case in court

A woman accused of killing a St. Albert senior made another appearance in court on Monday.

Beryl Musila, 28, appeared in the St. Albert Provincial Court by CCTV on Monday morning. She had her matter put over for another week due to the courthouse conditions.

She will appear in the St. Albert Provincial Court on Monday Sept. 11.

Musila has not yet spoken to bail.

Musila, a St. Albert resident, has been charged with first-degree murder and indignity to human remains in the death of 75-year-old Ron Worsfold.

Worsfold went missing on Friday, June 7 and investigators found his body on Sunday, June 9 in a rural area of Parkland County.

Bank robbery

A man accused of robbing two banks in July has made another court appearance.

Travis William Jefferson, 22, put his matters over until Sept. 18 so he could receive disclosure. His bail has not been spoken to.

Jefferson has been charged with four counts of robbery including two in St. Albert.

St. Albert RCMP say the CIBC on St. Albert Trail was robbed Monday July 24 at 10 a.m. when a lone male demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

On Tuesday, July 25 at 4:10 p.m. a lone male entered the Scotiabank on Hebert Road and demanded money. He left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Several hours later Jefferson was arrested.

Jefferson also faces two counts of robbery relating to incidents in Edmonton.

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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court and crime; general news and features.