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Security guard charged with manslaughter in beating death near Commonwealth Stadium

File photo of an Edmonton police badge.
File photo of an Edmonton police badge. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon

Edmonton police say a man found dead near Commonwealth Stadium on Sunday was attacked and robbed by a private security guard who worked in the area.

Police said 51-year-old Donald Doucette died from blunt abdominal trauma. His death marks the city’s 29th homicide of the year.

Doucette was found around 4:45 p.m. Sunday in an alley near 107A Avenue and 96 Street. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

Police said the victim and the accused were not known to one another and that they are not looking for other suspects.

They would not reveal the name of the company for whom the security guard was working.

Sheldon Russell Bentley, 35, is charged with manslaughter and robbery.

READ MORE: ‘The city does remain a safe place,’ Edmonton police say, despite homicide spike

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567, or #377 from a mobile phone. Tips can also be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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