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Teen Charged in House Party Beating Death

September 1, 2013 11:57 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestAn 18-year-old man is dead and a 17-year-old male is facing charges after a house party in Transcona early Saturday.

Winnipeg were called to the 100 block of Nevens Bay at around 1 a.m., where they say an 18-year-old man was assaulted in the upper body. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, which he later succumbed to.

Police say two partygoers got into a verbal altercation when it turned physical, resulting in the assault.

A 17-year-old Winnipeg male has been charged with manslaughter and remains in custody at the Manitoba Youth Centre.

The name of the victim isn’t being released.

Anyone who was at the party and witnessed the incident but has not yet spoken with police is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6508.