A third person has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death last year of Aaron Daniel Jardine at a Brandon home for the disabled.
Jardine, who was 31, was found dead in a second-floor suite at the Welcome Inn, a housing co-op at the corner of 11th Street and Louise Avenue.
Three people had previously been charged with robbery and assault charges in relation to an altercation they’re believed to have had with Jardine prior to his death.
All three have now been charged with manslaughter.
Police said Thursday that they had re-arrested two of the suspects on Wednesday and held them overnight. They were released on bail after a court hearing on Thursday.
Friday, police said that the third suspect has also been re-arrested. He had been in custody at the Brandon Correctional Centre since his first arrest, and was
He has also been charged with manslaughter, and is to appear in court today.
It’s alleged that Jardine was robbed of $200, his hands were tied behind his back, he was assaulted with an unknown weapon and that a “B-shaped wound” was carved into his upper back. The crimes were allegedly committed within 48 hours of the discovery of Jardine’s body, on Aug. 28, 2013.
The three accused — Frederick Wallace Joseph Brass, Steven Jordan Codie Cook and Patrick Levi Eaglestick — were arrested on Sept. 7-8.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 17, 2014