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Resident of Alberta health-care facility charged with manslaughter

By The Canadian Press on February 22, 2023.

Lethbridge Police Headquarters is shown in Lethbridge, Alta., on March 10, 2021. A 51-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after a resident of a local care facility was found dead in Lethbridge last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Police in southern Alberta say a 51-year-old resident of a health-care facility has been charged with manslaughter after a fellow resident was found dead.

Police say they were notified that 78-year-old Kenneth Hale died on Jan. 3.

Hale lived at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, about 200 kilometres south of Calgary.

Police say Hale’s death was deemed suspicious following an autopsy, and an investigation determined he had been assaulted at the facility on Dec. 26.

The suspect was arrested Tuesday and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

Police say both men lived in the same unit.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2023.

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