Spruce Grove Senior Faces Murder Charge

Husband faces one count of second degree murder in May death of his wife.

The Spruce Grove RCMP have arrested a senior citizen in connection to the sudden death of a woman at a Spruce Grove residence on May 27th, 2018.

After investigating the death, further information regarding the death was received by police and Robert Brian Joyes, 74, was arrested the following day.  Joyes has since been charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife Freda Joyes, also 74 years old.

Robert Joyes remains in custody and the matter is now before the courts, so no further information will be provided.  The RCMP also note a publication ban was initially in place regarding the sudden death, but it has since been lifted.

-TS

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