By The Canadian Press
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – A Saskatoon man accused in the fatal beating of another man at a Manitoba bowling alley has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Justin Leslie Bird entered the plea Thursday in a courtroom in Portage la Prairie, Man.
He had been charged after a fight over a $16 bar tab last September in the community of Winkler, Man., led to 25-year-old Zachary Straughan’s death.
Straughan, also from Saskatoon, was hit in the head several times with a pool cue and knocked unconscious.
He was taken to Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre in unstable condition, but later died.
The pair was working in Winkler for a Saskatoon concrete company at the time.
Bird will be sentenced in the fall.
(CTV Saskatoon, CKOM)