July 16, 2014 5:15 pm

Toronto man charged with manslaughter in fatal bus shelter assault

Watch above: Man charged with manslaughter released on $100,000 bail. Catherine McDonald reports. 

TORONTO – A suspect accused of fatally assaulting a Toronto man early Tuesday morning has been charged with manslaughter.

Raymond McCurdy, 39, appeared in court Wednesday afternoon and was released on $100,000 bail. He was placed under house arrest.

It is alleged the suspect is responsible for the death of 44-year-old Duane Small, who was found with critical injuries next to a bus shelter in Scarborough on July 15, 2014.

He was taken to hospital where he later died.

Police say the cause of death was “blunt-impact head trauma.”

Police said Tuesday they were investigating the possibility the victim’s death may have been connected to several vehicle break-ins in the area.

McCurdy is scheduled to appear in court again on August 28.

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