Manslaughter charges laid by Prince Rupert RCMP

Prince Rupert

2023-03-10 06:52 PST

File # 21-7435

The Prince Rupert RCMP is informing the public of charges being laid stemming from an event that occurred in November 2021.

On November 5th, 2021 the Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a call at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital after staff reported life threatening injuries sustained by a patient after an unprovoked attack by another patient. Less than a week later, on November 11th, 2021 the victim succumbed to his injuries and the investigation advanced from an assault to a homicide.

The RCMP offers its sincerest condolences to the man’s family, Media Relations Officer Cst. Brody Hemrich said, at request of the family the RCMP will not be releasing the man’s name.

The complex investigation taken on by officers led to the BC Prosecution Services approving one count of Manslaughter, the accused will not be named and at this time they remain in custody and are not a threat to the general public.

No further comment will be made as the matter is now before the courts.

Released by:

Cst. Brody Hemrich
Media Relations Officer
Prince Rupert Detachment


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