Ottawa

Friends gather on eve of Michael Wassill's funeral

Friends and family of a young Ottawa man are gathering Wednesday night to pay tribute before his funeral.

Carson Morin now facing second-degree murder charge in stabbing death

Friends and family of a young Ottawa man are gathering Wednesday night to pay tribute before his funeral.

Michael Wassil, age 20, died Thursday in hospital after suffering irreversible brain damage following an attack at his home May 15.

Carson Morin is now charged with second-degree murder. (Photo taken by Laurie Foster-MacLeod)

Wassill was stabbed in the throat while his family said he was protecting a friend from her ex-boyfriend.

Carson Morin was originally charged with attempted murder, but appeared in court Wednesday morning to have the charge formally upgraded following Wassill's death in hospital.

Wassill’s funeral will be held at Beechwood Cemetery on Thursday.

A visitation will be held there Wednesday night.