Assault results in manslaughter charges after victim dies from injuries

A 50-year-old man is in police custody after an assault resulted in the death of a 60-year-old man near Gerrard Street East and Woodbine Avenue.

On Friday, Oct. 2, the two men got into a fight in an apartment.

Police allege that the younger man kicked the now deceased in the back. The victim ended up with broken ribs from the assault.

On Friday, Oct. 16, police were called to the same apartment building for a sudden death, where they found the assault victim.

A post-mortem exam was done the following day, when it was determined Charles Smithers died as a result of injuries sustained during the earlier assault.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Richard Chan, 50, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He made his first court appearance at Old City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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