Lethbridge police were notified of the death of 78-year-old Kenneth Hale, a resident at St. Michael’s Health Centre located along the 1400 block of 9 Avenue South on January 6th 2023.
Hale was transported to Alberta Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary and following an autopsy his death was deemed suspicious.
As a result of the investigation police discovered that Hale had been assaulted by another resident of St. Michael’s Health Centre on December 26, 2022. Hale died of his injuries on January 3, 2023. The victim and resident were known to one another and lived in the same unit.
On February 21, 2023, police arrested Wesley Red Young Man, 51, of Lethbridge, and charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault.
Red Young Man was remanded in custody. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 23.