Suspect Stanley Vincent James Shawyer charged with first degree murder

Detectives from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Homicide Section have charged a second man in the 2012 death of Philipp Jochen Woehrle, 28.

Stanley Vincent James Shawyer, 36, has been charged with first degree murder anddamage by fire of the Criminal Code. Shawyer turned himself in at the Surrey, BC RCMP Detachment on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. 

Woehrle’s body was found by Edmonton Fire Rescue Services after dousing a residential fire in the area of 129 Street and 117 Avenue back on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

The Medical Examiner determined Woehrle’s manner of death to be homicide. The cause of death has not been released.

Thaven Philip Gardiner, 38, was earlier charged in Woehrle’s death with first degree murderand damage by fire on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, while in Kelowna, BC.

The accused, Shawyer, will appear before a Provincial Court Judge in BC where he will be remanded and returned to Edmonton, AB to face the charges. 

EPS Homicide Section continues to investigate Woehrle’s death.

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