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Crown intends to seek adult sentence in Calgary cold case homicide

Last Updated Mar 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm MDT

The Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – The Crown said it intends to seek an adult sentence if a suspect in a cold case killing in Calgary 13 years ago is convicted.

The Edmonton man appeared in court on closed-circuit TV Monday and the matter was adjourned until April 15.

Police said the accused was 16 when the body of Tara-Anne Landgraf was discovered by a passerby in August 2007.

They said unidentified male DNA was recovered at the scene and advances in forensic science helped investigators make an arrest.

Police said the 37-year-old woman was stabbed and sexually assaulted in what appeared to be a random attack.

The accused, who is now 28, is charged with first-degree murder and can’t be identified because he was a youth at the time.