Manitoba

Berens River man charged with manslaughter after victim of June assault dies

A Berens River man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman who was seriously assaulted in the community over the summer.

Victim, 57, died in hospital months after serious assault

Manitoba RCMP have charged a 22-year-old man with manslaughter after a woman who was assaulted in the community over the summer died from her injuries late last month. (CBC)

A Berens River man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman who was seriously assaulted in the Manitoba community over the summer and died in hospital late last month.

Police were called to a home in Berens River, about 275 kilometres north of Winnipeg, on the afternoon of June 22, where they found a 57-year-old woman with serious injuries following an assault.

The woman was rushed to hospital in Winnipeg in serious condition, where she died Sept. 26.

A 22-year-old man, who was already in custody, was charged with manslaughter Oct. 19.