Also charged with performing an indignity to a human body
David Folker, 39, was officially charged this morning with the second-degree murder of his girlfriend Ann Marie Shirran.
Folker, who appeared in provincial court in St. John’s amid a media frenzy, is also charged with performing an indignity to a human body.
He was arrested Monday morning, less than a day after police revealed that a body found in the woods near Cappahayden was that of Shirran who had gone missing from her home in Kilbride July 18.
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The court was also crowded this morning with family members and friends of Shirran who was the mother of a small boy.
St. John’s lawyers Bill Collins and Mike King are defending Folker.
Collins told Judge Greg Brown they needed time to review the case and asked that it be set over.
Brown set the next court date as Sept. 28.
Folker, who showed no reaction in court today, agreed to be remanded in custody until that time.