No charges will be laid in death of resident at Halifax special care home

By on July 12, 2014


HALIFAX—Police will not lay any charges after a man at a special care home in Halifax died following an altercation with another resident.

The RCMP says a 28-year-old man who pushed the victim would not be charged because he was not able to form intent.

Gordon Longphee died in May after he was involved in a scuffle with another resident at Quest Regional Rehabilitation Centre, which houses adults with intellectual disabilities.

Police say the 56-year-old resident had pre-existing conditions that played a part in his death, which was deemed a homicide.

The Department of Community Services is also investigating the death.