November 7, 2013 1:23 pm

Fatal hotel fall leads to homicide charge

Police investigate after a man was found near death beside the Royal Albert Hotel. He died in hospital, police said.

Megan Batchelor / Global News

WINNIPEG – A manslaughter charge has now been laid in the death of a man who plunged from a third-floor window of a downtown Winnipeg hotel.

Christopher Paul Maier, a 42-year-old Winnipegger, died in hospital after he was found critically injured late Monday night outside the Royal Albert Hotel.

Maier fell from his suite after fleeing to the room for safety, followed by a person who had just been in a fight with him, police said.

Winnipeg resident Adam John Perrier, 33, also faces other charges, including break and enter and forcible confinement.

He’s being held in custody.

© The Canadian Press, 2013

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