Calgary Herald

Man linked to deadly fight charged with manslaught­er

- CLARA HO cho@ ho

A man is now facing a manslaught­er charge in connection with a deadly altercatio­n outside a southeast liquor store.

Just before 11 p.m. on March 24, three men were embroiled in a dispute while leaving the Star Liquor store in the 15500 block of McIvor Boulevard S.E. in the community of Copperfiel­d.

“The conflict inside the liquor store was strictly verbal. Then it continued outside and escalated into a physical confrontat­ion,” said Insp. Don Coleman with the Calgary Police Service’s major crimes section.

During the brawl, Peter William Nassichuk, 37, lost consciousn­ess and struck his head against the pavement.

Nassichuk was taken to hospital and died of his injuries on April 11.

Rico Alan Properzi, 31, of Calgary, surrendere­d to police without incident Thursday and was charged with one count of manslaught­er. He is expected to appear in court on April 29.

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Rico Alan Properzi

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