The recent death of an inmate at the Brandon Correctional Centre was not the result of a stabbing, according to Brandon police.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jean Paul Beaumont, a high-ranking member of the Rock Machine outlaw motorcycle gang, was found dead by jail staff in a cell in Unit C at approximately 10 a.m. on Oct. 14.
Beaumont, a long-standing Manitoba biker, had been linked to the Hells Angels in the past through his membership with the Zig Zag Crew — a so-called “feeder” organization.
But he abandoned the gang last year only to emerge as the sergeant-at-arms of the Rock Machine, a rival gang to the Hells Angels.
Sources have told both the Brandon Sun and the Winnipeg Free Press that Beaumont had been stabbed.
The Brandon police said the results of the autopsy on Jean Paul Beaumont will not be released, citing the ongoing investigation.
Though the BPS press release stated Beaumont did not die of a stabbing, a cause of death has not been made public.
If it is determined that Beaumont’s death is a homicide, it would be the second in Brandon this year.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 25, 2012