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Manslaughter charge stayed against Red Deer man in connection with 2017 homicide

Manslaughter charge laid a year after 26-year-old man fatally injured in Red Deer apartment

A Red Deer man accused of manslaughter has had his charge stayed by the Crown prosecutor.

A three-week jury trial was scheduled to begin Nov. 16 for Gabriel Juma We Agotic, who was charged in July 2018, more than a year after the death of Mathiang Chol, 26.

Red Deer RCMP were called to a city apartment in March 2017 after getting a report that Chol was in medical distress.

Police said Chol was taken to hospital with serious injuries. From Red Deer, he was flown to a Calgary hospital and placed on life-support.

Chol was taken off life-support and died in hospital on March 30.

Crown prosecutors have a year to revisit the case, but that rarely happens.

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