A man is on trial in Calgary, Alberta for involuntary manslaughter at a homeless shelter.
Jeffrey Allen Marple, 45, suffered fatal injuries in the fight just before midnight on Feb. 13, 2008, at the Drop In Centre’s satellite shelter.
Marple was snoring loudly when is was confronted by Robin Richard Bottyan, who asked Marple to “get his snoring checked out.”
Marple reacted angrily, and the two got into a physical confrontation. Bottyan said the victim was choking, so he let go and, realizing something was very wrong, checked the man’s pulse, then tried to give him CPR.