Cape Breton Regional Police Staff Sgt. Phillip Ross said that James Bernard Bonar, 37, of Sydney was walking along the road with Larry Stevens, 34, when a fight broke out.
Bonar was left in an “incapacitated state” before being struck by the vehicle police said. Stevens was not the operator of the motor vehicle, according to police.
Larry Stevens has been charged with manslaughter in the death of James Bonar.
Police information filed in Sydney provincial court says, Stevens unlawfully killed Bonar by striking him and knocking him to the pavement, rendering him unconscious and vulnerable to traffic, which resulted in his death.
Cape Breton Police responded to a Prince Street address on August 29th at approximately 11 a.m. after receiving a report of a death.
Police found the body of 54 year old James David Matthews in his apartment. Staff Sgt. Phillip Ross said Thursday he could not release any additional information on the case other than the death of Matthews is being treated as a homicide.
More to come…
Update September 8th
Aaron Shaun Young of New Waterford has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Matthews.
A 15 year old teen has been charged with criminal negligence causing death after he allegedly pushed Christopher Chafe, 18, into the path of a school bus outside Sydney Academy on Terrace Street on Feb. 11.