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Four charged with manslaughter in death of Kelowna man

On July 1, 2018 the Kelowna RCMP received reports of a violent altercation. Police responded to the vicinity of the Queensway bus loop where they discovered 23-year-old Esa Carriere on the ground in grave condition suffering from life threatening injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
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January 27, 2019 - 9:22 AM

KELOWNA - Three men and one woman have been charged with manslaughter in relation to a death that occured last Canada Day.

Police received reports of a violent altercation on July 1, 2018 at about 10:50 p.m., a media release says. The incident reportedly took place in the 1400 block of Water Street in Kelowna's downtown core.

Police found 23-year-old Essa Carrier on the ground in grave condition near the Queensway bus loops. He later succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

"This was a complex and resource-intensive homicide investigation, which spanned multiple jurisdictions," Insp. Laura Livingstone says in the release. "

"26-year-old Nathan Truant and 20-year-old Noah Vaten each of Kelowna, along with an 18-year-old Kelowna man and an 18-year-old Kelowna woman, have now each been formally charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of Esa Carriere," Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. "All four accused were taken into police custody during simultaneous arrests across Kelowna and outside the province Friday." 

Nathan Truant and the 18-year-old Kelowna man were remanded into police custody over the weekend and are expected to appear in court on Monday. Noah Vaten has also been remanded into custody in order to be transported back to Kelowna for his first court appearance.

The 18-year-old Kelowna woman has been released on bail, under strict conditions. She is expected to appear in court on February 14, 2019.


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