Brantford police charge retirement home resident with manslaughter after female resident dies

A resident at a Brantford retirement home is facing manslaughter charges after an alleged assault at the facility earlier this month that left another resident dead.

Brantford police say they were called to the home on Diana Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Investigators say an 82-year-old man struck an 89-year-old woman, who then fell and hit her head.

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Although the woman was rushed to hospital, police say she has since died as a result of her injuries.
Neither resident’s identity has been released.

Brantford police say the man has been charged with manslaughter and is scheduled to make an appearance in court on Thursday.

The retirement home on Diana Avenue is operated by Seasons Retirement Communities, which owns multiple facilities in Ontario and Alberta.

In an email to Global News, the chief executive officer of Seasons said the incident has been “extremely difficult for everyone involved”.

“Formally, on behalf of all of us at Seasons Retirement Communities, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to this resident’s friends, family and loved ones,” wrote CEO Mike Lavallée.

“The safety of our residents is of the utmost priority for us. This is an isolated incident. We have taken this matter very seriously, conducting an internal investigation and fully cooperating with the Brantford Police investigation.”

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