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Thunder Bay woman, 84, charged with manslaughter after fight with other LTC resident

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police say a senior has been charged with manslaughter months after an incident at a Thunder Bay, Ont., long-term care home that led to the death of a 91-year-old resident.

Investigators say a fight broke out between residents at the Bethammi long-term care home the afternoon of May 18, and a 91-year-old man later died.

Police say he died from injuries he suffered in a fall that took place after he and the accused "became involved in a physical altercation."

An autopsy was conducted and police say they began treating the case as a homicide.

Police say the suspect, an 84-year-old woman, appeared in court today and is due to return on Aug. 16.

They say she is no longer living at the long-term care home and will remain at a secured and supervised care facility in Thunder Bay.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 2, 2022.

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