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Man charged with manslaughter in relation to death last August

Police say a man died in hospital a couple weeks after being shoved during an argument
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Halifax Regional Police vehicle (Meghan Groff/

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man with manslaughter in relation to a death last year.

On August 5, 2016 two men got into an argument inside an apartment at 5565 Cornwallis Street. Police say one shoved the other, causing him to fall.

Barry Melvin Jenkins was taken to hospital where he died on August 21, 2016.

An autopsy on the 59-year-old ruled the death a homicide.

On Tuesday, police arrested a 66-year-old man at 5565 Cornwallis Street and took him to police headquarters for questioning.

Edward Ernest Corbett has been charged with one count of manslaughter and is scheduled to be in Halifax Provincial Court Wednesday.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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