Fight in Virden home leaves 1 dead

Virden man charged with 2nd degree murder

A 27-year-old man from Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation has died as a result of his injuries after a fight at a Virden residence early Tuesday morning, Jan. 15.

RCMP received a report of a stabbing at a mobile home near the TransCanada Highway east of Virden around 12:30 a.m. There was a fight in progress when they arrived and two injured men were taken to the local hospital.

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A 22 year old was treated and released. The 27 year old was transferred to Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg where he died of his injuries.

At that point, charges initially laid against the younger man were upgraded to second degree murder, said Virden Staff Sargeant Joe Frizzley.

The man charged is Bradley Kenneth Tomms of Virden, who was remanded in custody pending a court appearance in Brandon.

Frizzley said the two men knew each other. The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

Last July, there was a similar incident when a 31-year-old man from Canupawakpa was killed in a fight at a Virden address. Cassidy Eagle was charged with second degree murder in that incident.


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