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Man now charged with manslaughter in Royal Albert incident

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POLICE have now laid a homicide charge in connection to an incident Monday at the Royal Albert Arms hotel where a man died after falling from a third-floor window.

Court documents identify the victim as Christopher Paul Maier, 42.

This morning, police said the charges against the accused, Adam John Perrier, 33, of Winnipeg have been upgraded to include manslaughter. He is also charged with break and enter to commit assault and forcible confinement charges.

At 11:45 p.m. Monday night, police and paramedics were dispatched to the first 100 block of Albert Street for the report of an injured man. He was transported to hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation has revealed a physical altercation between the victim and the accused had occurred. Fearing for his safety, the victim fled to his third-floor suite followed by the suspect which later resulted in the victim falling from a window.

Perrier is being detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

The investigation is continuing by members of the WPS homicide unit.

At the time of his arrest, Perrier was wanted by police for allegedly skipping court on Sept. 11 for an assault charge stemming from an incident in the RM of Grahamdale in July.

— staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 7, 2013 B2

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Updated on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM CST: Updated with new charge of manslaughter.

9:58 AM: name of man in custody corrected

10:28 AM: photo added

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