Man facing murder charge severely beaten at Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

An inmate awaiting trial on one charge of second-degree murder was taken to hospital in critical condition with a head injury after an incident at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Marco Michaud, 36, being held on 2nd-degree murder charge in death of Gerald Leduc

Paramedics were called to the Innes Road jail just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday after an inmate was beaten.

Police are investigating after man facing a murder charge was severely beaten at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Marco Michaud, 36, was injured in this week's assault, according to his lawyer, Diane Condo.

According to the Ottawa Paramedic Service, an inmate was taken to the trauma centre with a head injury just before 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Three other men, all inmates, are being investigated for aggravated assault, said Ottawa Police Service Const. Chuck Benoit.

Arrested for 2nd-degree murder

Michaud was being held at OCDC on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of a man who spent six months in a coma before dying.

Gerald Leduc, 53, was assaulted on Selkirk Street in Vanier in July 2017. He was in a coma until his death on Jan. 18. 

Michaud was arrested in February after turning himself in to police.

​Police have not released the names of the accused in the assault on Michaud, and no charges have been laid.

The major crime unit is investigating.