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Woman wanted in Alberta murder case found in Halifax

A woman wanted in relation to a homicide in Alberta was discovered in Halifax this weekend after being treated by paramedics in a car crash.

A woman wanted in relation to a homicide in Alberta was discovered in Halifax this weekend.

At around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, a car on Cow Bay Road rolled over. The two people in the car — an 18-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man —were treated by paramedics when they found something in the woman’s mouth.

“She was being treated by EHS when they found a piece of tinfoil in her mouth. They believed it was drugs so they turned it over,” said Cpl. Joe Taplin with the Halifax RCMP.

They don’t know yet what the drug is — it’s being analyzed in the lab. The male driver is facing charges of impaired driving.

But as the RCMP checked out the woman, they found that there was a Canada-wide warrant out for her arrest.

Calgary RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb said she was charged for allegedly being a party to the homicide of Sharmarke Mohaned Warsame, 39, outside Brooks, Alberta.

“It was this incident where this man was (allegedly) beaten by five males and they’ve all been arrested and charged and are in the court system,” Webb said.

“She’s charged as a party to the offence, which means she didn’t participate in the actual homicide, but she (allegedly) participated in something either before or after it.”

Media reports say a man called police on Sept. 1 to say he was assaulted, but didn’t know where he was. Police tracked the call and found his body three days later in a field.

Taplin said the woman is currently in police custody.

“Crown prosecutors in Alberta will make an application to the courts in Nova Scotia to have her returned to Alberta,” Taplin said.

Alberta RCMP officers will likely escort her back sometime this week. She is not facing charges in Nova Scotia.

 
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