A man accused of killing his common-law wife more than ten years ago was denied bail Wednesday.
Duane Redelback was arrested in the fall of 2015 and charged with the second-degree murder of 40-year-old Ruth Degayo. He was also charged with indignity to a human body.
Degayo’s burned remains were found in an abandoned building in Exshaw, west of Calgary, in 2006 after Redelback reported her missing.
It took several weeks for DNA tests to confirm the remains belonged to his wife.
A Queen’s Bench Justice turned down Redelback’s application for release Wednesday.
He sat in the prisoner’s box, wearing a blue prison jumpsuit with his head down as a written decision was read in the case.
There is a publication ban on evidence presented during the bail hearing.
The case will be back in court for a preliminary inquiry October 3rd and is scheduled to last ten days.