The Prince Albert man accused of killing a 28-year-old Sturgeon Lake woman made his first court appearance Friday morning.

Thirty-eight-year-old Todd McKeaveney is charged with second degree murder after Monica Burns’ body was found on a remote snowmobile trail northwest of the city.

McKeaveney was scheduled to appear in court at 10:00 a.m. but the appearance was changed to 9:30 a.m.

The nearly 30 family and friends of Burns who were at the courthouse were not notified of the change and missed McKeaveney’s appearance.

The family was unwilling to comment on the situation.

McKeaveney’s next court appearance is on Feb. 24.

He is remanded in custody until then.