Hamilton Police have charged a 33-year-old Hamilton man with second-degree murder following an altercation between two residents at a residential care facility.

On July 31, police and emergency services were called to Emerald Lodge near Main Street East and Victoria Avenue South for an assault.  A 44-year-old male victim, Daniel Demerino, was found in a semi-conscious state and taken to hospital.  His condition deteriorated, and he died on August 7.

A 33-year-old man who also lived at the care facility has been arrested and charged.

It was the city's 7th homicide of the year.