Friends gather on eve of Michael Wassill's 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.
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.