Man charged in deaths of Calgary mother and daughter makes brief court appearance

By Charles Lefebvre
May 14, 2019 - 1:13pm

CALGARY, AB — A Calgary man accused of murdering a 25-year-old woman and her daughter made a brief court appearance in a Calgary courtroom Tuesday morning.

Robert Leeming had has case adjourned another week to May 21 to allow the Crown to gather evidence, according to Global Calgary.

Leeming was arrested last week and charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Jasmine Lovett and her 22-month-old daughter Aliyah Sanderson.

Lovett and Sanderson were reported missing on April 23, and had not been seen since April 16. Their bodies were discovered off Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country in a heavily wooded area near Grizzly Creek.

Police allege Leeming and Lovett were in a relationship that had deteriorated prior to her death.

Leeming remains in custody.

UCP caucus to be sworn in next week