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Incident leads to manslaughter charges

posted Sep 21, 2015, 2:13 PM by Kathy Carr
"A really good guy," that's how Garnet Baptisté's boss, Bob Martin described his 26-year-old employee. Baptisté died in hospital from his injuries from an altercation that took place near the Carberry Motor Inn on Wednesday, September 9.
Around 11:45 p.m. the RCMP received a report about a severely injured male near the CMI. Police found Baptisté and he was transported to hospital where he later died.
Three men, 32-year-old Raymond Jaime Bonser, Robert Edward Louie Laba, 36, and 26-year-old Regan Matthew Carlson have been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of Garnet Baptisté. The allegations against the accused haven't been proven and they are presumed innocent.
According to Martin, Baptisté had worked with his company off and on over the past decade and had just started back to work with him that week. Baptisté was staying at the hotel with his friend, a fellow co-worker when the altercation happened. Martin said his other employee, Baptisté friend also sustained injuries from the incident. At this point we still do not know what provoked the situation that lead to a tragic ending. All that is being said is that Baptiste and his friend got in an argument with three men when one of the men came at them with some type of weapon.
The accused made their first court appearance in the Brandon Provincial Court on Friday, September 11, where they were charged with manslaughter and remanded into custody at the Brandon Correctional Centre until September 14. On Monday the 14th, the trio made their second court appearance where they were released on bail. The next court date for the accused will be on Monday, October 26.
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