Manitoba

24-year-old man charged with manslaughter in small Interlake community: Manitoba RCMP

The man has been charged with manslaughter following an assault that left a 35-year-old victim dead in the rural municipality of West Interlake.

Accused facing charges following assault that left 35-year-old victim fatally injured in RM of West Interlake

A 24-year-old has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal assault in Manitoba's Interlake region on Friday night. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

RCMP in Manitoba have charged a man from Vogar in connection with a homicide investigation in a small Interlake community.

In a news release issued Sunday evening, police said a 24-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after allegedly assaulting a victim who died two days ago.

Ashern RCMP were called to a home in the rural municipality of West Interlake late Friday night with a report of an assault.

A 35-year-old man from Vogar — a tiny community about 160 kilometres north of Winnipeg — was found fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A spokesperson for STARS air ambulance said Saturday the service responded to a stabbing in Vogar late Friday night, but did not transport a patient from the scene.

The accused has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

RCMP are continuing to investigate.

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