The Crown Prosecutor’s office has determined the suspicious death of a man earlier in the year to be a non-culpable homicide, and as such the Calgary Police Service has concluded charges will not be laid.
Non-culpable homicide finds the accused had no legal wrong-doing in the death of another person, such as in the case of self-defense.
At approximately 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, police responded to a report of a possible break-in, in the 100 block of Erin Circle S.E.
There were several people in the home at the time. While officers were removing people from the house in order to determine what was going on, they discovered the body of a deceased man.
An autopsy took place on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, and confirmed the manner of death as homicide. The deceased died as a result of a gunshot wound.
The man was identified as Joseph Lesley Talbot, 35, of Calgary.
Police believe the deceased forcibly entered the residence uninvited, brandishing a knife. A struggle ensued and Talbot was shot. This incident was not random as the deceased and the persons in the home at the time were known to one another.