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Morinville News

Martel foundation looking to turn tragedy into hope

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The tragic death of Jessica Martel at the hands of her common-law husband in the spring of 2009 left her three children motherless and her family deprived of a loved one. But the tragedy of her murder has kindled a spark of hope for women in abusive situations. The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation is looking to build a shelter for women in Sturgeon County, a safe house in memory of a woman who paid the ultimate price for remaining in an abusive situation… […]

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Local News

Urbaniak pleads guilty to second degree murder

By Staff

Edmonton – Morinville resident James Urbaniak made an appearance in Queen’s Bench Court in Edmonton Thursday, pleading guilty to second degree murder for the Apr. 29, 2009 murder of his common-law wife Jessica Martel.