Saskatchewan

Man stabbed in Saskatoon hospital attack dies

A man who was severely injured in an attack in a Saskatoon hospital in June has now died of his injuries, Saskatoon police say.

New charges pending in connection with the death of Randy Beauchesne: police

A man and a young woman face the camera, with their arms around each other.
Randy Beauchesne and his daughter Danya Beauchesne. (Submitted by Danya Beauchesne)

A man who was severely injured in an attack in a Saskatoon hospital in June has now died of his injuries, Saskatoon police say.

On June 13, Randy Beauchesne, 55, was at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital with his daughter, Danya, who was seeking medical care.

She said Randy was at the cafeteria that night when a man came up behind him and drove a screwdriver through his skull.

He was treated for severe injuries, and Kevin Witchekan, 39, was charged with attempted murder in connection with the attack.

Saskatoon police say they believe the attack was a case of mistaken identity, meaning Randy wasn't the intended victim.

On Wednesday, Saskatoon police confirmed that Beauchesne has died.

Police say new charges are pending as they await the results of an autopsy, and an update will be provided as soon as possible.

With files from Yasmine Ghania

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