Marilyn was 52 years old when she died on December 24th, 2006 in Edmonton, Alberta.
She and her nephew had gotten into an altercation. Both Marilyn and her nephew had been drinking that night.
The nephew was under the influence of cocaine as well. Marilyn had passed out and when she awoke, she started throwing glass bottles at her nephew who got so enraged that he put his aunt in a choke-hold followed by a rope around her neck.
Marilyn was strangled to death.