Man dies after assault at medical facility in Campbellton

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Man dies after assault at Campbellton medical facility

A homicide investigation has been opened.

A 25-year-old suspect will appear in Campbellton Provincial Court. (Archives)

A New Brunswick man has succumbed to injuries sustained in an incident at a medical facility in Campbellton.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in New Brunswick , the man had been the victim of an aggravated assault last month which caused serious injuries.

In a press release released Thursday, the police did not specify in which medical establishment the facts would have occurred. Radio-Canada/CBC questions about this went unanswered from the RCMP on Thursday.

There are two hospitals in Campbellton: the Campbellton Regional Hospital and the Center Restigouche Hospital (CHR), the latter specializing in mental health.

Both establishments are managed by the Vitalité Health Network. In an email Thursday, Ghislaine Arsenault, vice-president of communications and engagement at Vitalité, wrote that she could not comment on the matter, since during the holidays, our department's operations are limited to emergencies.

An investigation was opened on November 16 by the RCMP and a 25-year-old man was arrested on November 29.

The incident is now treated as a homicide.

The deceased is Ronald Ron Savoy, of Eel River Crossing. He died in hospital in Campbellton on December 23 at the age of 49.

As for the suspect, he is scheduled to appear in Campbellton Provincial Court on a date which remains to be clarified, according to the RCMP.

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