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Saskatoon man pleads guilty in deadly Manitoba bowling alley fight over bar tab

A Saskatoon man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Manitoba bowling alley death over $16 bar tab. Google Street View

A Saskatoon man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a fight at a Winkler, Man., bowling alley left another Saskatoon man dead.

Zachary Straughan, 25, was hit several times over the head with a pool cue on Sept. 24, 2016 over a $16 bar tab.

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He was knocked unconscious and later died in a Winnipeg hospital from his injuries.

Justin Leslie Bird, 29, was charged in Straughan’s death.

Both men were working in Winkler at the time for a Saskatoon concrete company.

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Bird pleaded guilty on Thursday in a Portage la Prairie courtroom.

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He will be sentenced this fall.

Straughan’s girlfriend was pregnant with their child at the time, and has since given birth to a baby girl.

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