Manslaughter charges have been laid in relation to the murder of a 36-year-old man that occurred in September 2020.
On September 7, Neil Scarisbrick was assaulted during an altercation at approximately 2:30 am. The incident occurred in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, near Columbia and East Hastings. Police say the victim was punched and died as a result of his injuries.
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At the time of the incident, it was believed that the victim and suspect were known to each other.
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says that after a months-long investigation, 36-year-old Jonathan James Payne has been charged with one count of manslaughter.
The incident was the 11th of 19 homicides that occurred in Vancouver in 2020.