The case of a 16 year old boy accused of murdering a 31-year old Fort McMurray woman will be adjourned until the New Year.
The suspect appeared in a downtown courtroom for the first time Tuesday, via teleconference from the Edmonton Youth Corrections Centre.
The dark-haired young man, looked up only briefly before bowing his head, while it took the presiding judge several minutes to read the dozens of charges before him.
The accused was arrested on suspicion of killing the young woman, and attempting to kill a child in her care at a Powder Drive apartment on November 26th.
The suspect also stands accused of entering a Timberlea home this month and sexually touching a young child, as well as charges ranging from petty theft to tampering with human remains.
The suspect's identity and victim's names were revealed during the court proceedings but the majority of evidence is subject to a publication ban.
The accused will appear in court again January 3rd.