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Lethbridge murder of Irene Carter featured on CBC true crime show

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A Lethbridge murder case is being profiled this week on a Canadian true crime show.

78 year old Irene Carter was killed four years ago this month in her south side home. The woman’s daughter, Lisa Freihaut eventually pleaded guilty to the killing and is serving a life sentence.

Lethbridge Police Sergeant Ryan Stef’s investigation will be featured in an episode this Thursday on CBC’s “The Detectives”.

Irene Carter was found murdered in her Normandy Road home in 2016. Initially it appeared the grandmother was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, but as the investigation progressed Stef and members of the Violent Crimes Unit began to expose a web of lies that implicated a shocking suspect – the senior’s own daughter.

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The episode. titled “Out of Lies”, features a dramatic re-enactment of the case.

At the time Carter was killed, Sergeant Stef was a member of the LPS Violent Crimes Unit.

(With files from LPS)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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