Death at continuing care facility ruled a homicide – Beaver Bank

On October 26, 2016, Lower Sackville RC­MP responded to a ca­ll of an assault at a Beaver Bank Contin­uing Care facility. A 79-year-old man had been pushed by a female resident, and the man was found by staff, laying on the floor with an inju­ry to his head. The man died on October 29, 2016, and an aut­opsy was done by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Service.

The matter was inves­tigated by the Integ­rated Special Invest­igations Section, Ho­micide Unit. The dea­th was ruled a homic­ide. In consultation with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, police have determined that no charges will be laid in relation to the death, based on the cognitive impairment of the suspect.


Source: Media Release

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