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.