Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a call at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital after staff reported life threatening injuries sustained by a patient after an unprovoked attack by another patient on November 5th, 2021.
The victim succumbed to his injuries on November 11th, and the investigation advanced from an assault to a homicide. Media Relations Officer Cst. Brody Hemrich said, “
at request of the family the RCMP will not be releasing the man’s name.“
The BC Prosecution Services approving one count of Manslaughter, the accused will not be named and at this time they remain in custody and are not a threat to the general public.
No further comment will be made as the matter is now before the courts.