Regina man's charge upgraded to manslaughter in one-year-old's death

REGINA — A charge against a Regina man initially accused in an aggravated assault of a one-year-old girl has been upgraded to manslaughter.

Police say the girl, who was brought to hospital on Oct. 7 with critical injuries, died two days later.

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Officers who went to the hospital had been told by emergency personnel that the child's injuries were suspected to be the result of physical abuse.

An investigation led to the charge of aggravated assault against a 20-year-old man.

After the child died, police worked with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service and the Crown to determine next steps.

Bailey Carter Lance Peepeetch was rearrested on Monday and charged with manslaughter.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 20 2020.

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