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Assault charges upgrade to manslaughter in Bannerman fight

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A 26-year-old man faces a manslaughter charge after a fight at a Bannerman Avenue party turned deadly.

Jerry Samuel Francois is in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre accused in the death of Gary Nathan Houle, 23, court records show.

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Police say Houle died in hospital after being seriously injured in a fight that broke out in the 300 block of Bannerman around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Francois was initially charged with aggravated assault, police said. The charge has since been upgraded.

Houle's death is Winnipeg's 22nd homicide of 2013.

 

 

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Updated on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 9:57 AM CST: Charges upgraded to manslaughter.

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