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Niagara man charged after woman dies following alleged assault at long-term care facility

Niagara police have charged a man in connection with the death of a senior in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon

Police have charged a man in connection with the death of a 94-year-old woman at a long-term care facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Investigators with Niagara police say a woman was sent to hospital with serious injuries after an alleged assault on Aug. 9.

The woman, later identified as Verna Traina, died in hospital on Aug. 20.

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Police did not reveal the nature of the alleged assault, however officers say 74-year-old Robert B. Stroeh, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, is facing a manslaughter charge.

Stroeh is now out on bail and expected in court on Nov. 26.

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