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Man arrested in Shamattawa killing

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Reynold John Neepin, 35, is being charged with manslaughter after Lawrence Redhead, 51, was found dead in a residence in the northern Manitoba community of Shamattawa.

Neepin was arrested Saturday and will remain in custody until he appears in Thompson Provincial Court on July 5. The men are said to have known each other, and an autopsy has been scheduled.

Chief Jeffery Napoakesik of the Shamattawa First Nation described Redhead as a quiet person.

"He mostly kept to himself," Napoakesik said. "Everyone knew him. Everyone spoke to him and said ‘hi’ to him."

Shamattawa is located about 350 kilometres southeast of Churchill, and police continue to investigate.


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