May 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Updated: May 17, 2018 6:25 am

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2017 Saskatoon homicide

Daniel Forest has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the case of Saskatoon’s first homicide of 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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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