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Manslaughter charge laid in death of man found in Dartmouth apartment

Halifax Regional Police initially responded to an apartment building on Pinecrest Drive on the morning of March 25.  . Reynold Gregor/Global News

A Nova Scotia man is facing a manslaughter charge in the death of a man in Dartmouth in March.

Halifax Regional Police initially responded to an apartment building on Pinecrest Drive on the morning of March 25.

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“Officers located a man inside the building who was deceased,” police said in a Wednesday news release.

“A 47-year-old man, who was known to the deceased, was arrested, and released later that day without charges.”

The victim is now identified as 56-year-old Ronald Edward Howell. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service ruled his death a homicide after conducting an autopsy.

On Wednesday morning, investigators arrested 47-year-old Michael Anders McKinney in Dartmouth. He is scheduled to appear in court to face a manslaughter charge.

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