Man Dies Following Westwood Hotel Assault

Man Dies Following Westwood Hotel Assault

Winnipeg Police CrestA man has died following an assault in a Westwood area hotel on December 11.

Winnipeg police say the victim was assaulted in his room the previous night while staying at a hotel in the 400 block of Westwood Drive. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Police identified a suspect on December 22 and arrested Darcy Jerome Beardy, 29, of St. Theresa Point, Manitoba. He was charged with aggravated assault and remained in custody.

On January 5, George Gabriel Flett, 57, and also from St. Theresa Point, died of his injuries. Beardy has since been charged with second-degree murder. He was re-arrested on Wednesday and returned to custody.

— Staff