A 32-year-old Waterloo man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 56-year-old man at a long-term care home in Kitchener.

Adam McCabe was charged Tuesday, Crown attorney Mark Poland confirmed to CBC News. McCabe was also charged with breaching probation.

Police were called to the AR Goudie long-term care home around 9:30 p.m. Monday after staff called 911 about an on-going disturbance.

Ronald McCabe was dead when officers arrived, according to police.  

Victim, suspect knew each other

Police have said the victim and the suspect were known to each other, but would not confirm if they were related.

Staff Sgt. Mike Haffner also was unable to comment on what exactly occurred during the disturbance in the long-term care home or whether any kind of weapon was used.

The AR Goudie care facility, operated by PeopleCare, is divided into three areas, including one secure section specifically designed for residents with varying degrees of dementia, according to the facility's website.

Media inquiries made to the facility were referred to public relations staff in Toronto. Spokeswoman Karen Gordon said no other staff or residents were involved in the disturbance.

A post-mortem is expected to be completed Wednesday.

The Adam McCabe who has been charged in the case is not the same Adam McCabe who works as a denturist in Cambridge and is a former member of the national speed skating team.