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Man charged with murder in fatal northeast Calgary assault

Police have charged a man with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 40-year-old in southeast Calgary last summer.

Victim once jailed for unprovoked beating death of stranger

Darrin Thomas Amond was fatally assaulted in northeast Calgary in July 2019. (Facebook)

Police have charged a man with second-degree murder in a beating death in northeast Calgary last summer.

On July 18, Darrin Thomas Amond, 40, was found in the parking lot of the Whitehorn Safeway suffering from a serious assault.

He died 11 days later in hospital.

Jeremy Whincup, 26, has now been charged with second degree murder.

He is set to appear in court on Jan. 31.

Amond was previously convicted of manslaughter for his role in the beating death of a stranger, Marcus Tremaine Deveaux, in 2011. 

Amond was sentenced to eight years in prison for what was described as an unprovoked attack on Deveaux, who was found in an Inglewood snowbank in 2010. 

He had been beaten for not being able to provide his attackers — Amond and Richard Ceasor — with a cigarette. 

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