A man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter in Saskatoon’s first homicide of 2017.
Daniel Forest was initially charged with second-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Rodney Bruce Wailing.
Shortly before midnight on Jan. 11, 2017, emergency services were called to an injured man in a Riversdale neighbourhood home in the 200-block of Avenue I South.
They found Wailing, who had been the victim of an apparent assault. He was taken to Royal University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Forest was identified by Saskatoon police as a person of interest and surrendered himself to authorities days after the death.
He is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 6 when sentencing submissions will be heard.
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