A former Dartmouth hockey player charged with killing a young Red Deer, Alta. woman last week now faces an upgraded murder charge.
The body of Teagan Klein, 23, was discovered in a home in Anders Feb. 4. Police have not released the cause of death.
Already facing second-degree murder, Brett Jones, 19, was in court yesterday morning where the original charge was upgraded to first-degree murder, a charge that carries a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.
Jones, who has reserved his plea until Feb. 17, does not yet have a lawyer and will be remanded in police custody.
Jones faces a number of other charges, including theft, unlawful confinement and assault causing bodily harm.
He did not speak at his court appearance, except to answer ‘yes’ to indicate he understood all the charges against him.
Jones was taken into custody in Edmonton at around 11:20 p.m. on Thursday after a missing Honda Civic was found in that community.