A death of a resident at a continuing care facility in Halifax over the weekend has been ruled a homicide.
Police were called to Parkstone Enhanced Care, operated by Shannex and located at 156 Parkland Drive, on the morning of September 20 in relation to an 81-year-old male resident passing away on Saturday, September 19 at 10:30 p.m. Based on the investigation, it’s believed that an altercation occurred between the man and a 71-year-old male resident earlier in the week, resulting in the victim falling down and subsequently passing away. The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy today and the death has been ruled a homicide.
Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation have completed their investigation and, in consultation with the Public Prosecution Service, have determined that charges won’t be laid in this matter based on the suspect not being criminally culpable due to his cognitive impairment. The file has been closed without charges.