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Man charged with manslaughter in death of 17-day-old baby in Alberta hospital

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A man has been charged after the death of a 17-day-old infant at the Bonnyville hospital, according to RCMP.

Officers were called to the hospital around 8:15 on Feb. 21. Bonnyville RCMP said the circumstances “surrounding the sudden death were suspicious.”

RCMP added that after an autopsy on Feb. 23, the death was ruled to be a homicide.

On March 5, RCMP arrested Blair David Johnson, 29, from Glendon, Alta., in relation to the 17-day-old’s death. RCMP didn’t say if there was any connection between Johnson and the infant.

Johnson is charged with manslaughter and is expected to appear in Bonnyville provincial court on March 8. Top Stories

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