Suspect Blaine Manywounds charged with manslaughter

The Calgary Police Service has charged a man in relation to a homicide that took place in a downtown park on the weekend.

Just before 11 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014, police were called to a waterpark in the area of 8 Street and 7 Avenue S.W. for reports of a man in medical distress. A man in his 30s was found unconscious and was transported to hospital where he later died.

Investigators believe the man was approached by another man and struck in what appears to be an unprovoked attack. It is believed the offender and the victim were known to each other and the incident is not considered random.

Following an autopsy performed on Monday, July 28, 2014, the victim was identified as Brian Blackkettle, 35.

Blaine Manywounds, 26, has been charged with manslaughter. He will next appear in court on Friday, August 8, 2014.

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