Red Deer man going to trial on manslaughter

Gabriel Agotic accused of involvement in May 2017 death of Mathiang Chol

A Red Deer man has been ordered to stand trial on a manslaughter charge.

Red Deer provincial court Judge Gordon Deck has found there’s enough evidence to proceed to trial following a preliminary hearing. A trial date is expected to be set on Aug. 14.

Gabriel Juma We Agotic was arrested in Calgary and charged in July 2018, more than a year after the death of his alleged victim, 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.

After an autopsy, police investigated his death as a homicide.

Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence to take a case to trial. Evidence presented at a preliminary hearing is covered by a publication ban.

Agotic remains in custody.



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