Daughter charged with second-degree murder of elderly mother

Lethbridge Police have charged the daughter of a 78-year-old woman, who was stabbed to death in her south side home earlier this year, with one count of second-degree murder.

On January 17, 2016 just after 2 p.m. police responded to a 911 call at a home along the 300 block of Normandy Road South after family members of 78-year-old Irene Carter, who couldn’t reach her, attended to check on her well-being and located her body inside. An autopsy was subsequently completed at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Calgary and determined Carter died from multiple stab wounds.

On April 22, 2016 members of the Criminal Investigation Section completed a lengthy investigation that culminated in the arrest of Carter’s 51-year-old daughter in Calgary.

Investigation determined the accused and victim were involved in a dispute over finances and a physical altercation resulted in Carter’s death. As this matter is before the courts, police are not in a position to comment further with respect to the evidence or provide additional details of the case. 

Lisa Freihaut, 51, of Calgary, is charged with one count of second-degree murder. Freihaut is remanded in custody in Calgary.

**Staff Sgt. Scott Woods will be available for media interviews tonight at 8 p.m. at the police station. This will be the only opportunity for on camera interviews**