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Court date set for man charged with manslaughter in Nanaimo

A man charged with manslaughter will have his trial next month in Nanaimo after a provincial court judge heard a pretrial conference this morning.  

Mark Jayden Harrison was charged with manslaughter following an incident in Maffeo Sutton Park on the evening of Sept. 5, 2022. 

Police reported a group had attacked another group in the park.  

Twenty-nine-year-old Fred Parsons died following the attack which occurred at the playground in Maffeo Sutton Park. 

According to RCMP Harrison was originally charged with second-degree murder on September 9, but the charges were changed to manslaughter on Mar. 1.  

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The trial is set for July 10 at 2:00 p.m. 

 

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