Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Say Manitoba Prison Inmate Died after Injuries He Suffered during Fight

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Say Manitoba Prison Inmate Died after Injuries He Suffered during Fight

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Police investigate homicide at Manitoba prison

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STONY MOUNTAIN, Man. - RCMP are investigating a homicide at a federal prison in Manitoba that killed an inmate who was serving a life sentence for beating a woman to death.

Police said they were informed of a fight at the Stony Mountain Institution on Sunday night that involved numerous inmates.

An 42-year-old prisoner was transported to hospital in serious condition, but police said he later died from his injuries.

A news release from Correctional Service Canada has identified him as Max Maurice Richard.

Richard was twice convicted of second-degree murder in the August 2011 death of 24-year-old April Hornbrook, who the Crown argued was stomped to death after she refused to have sex with him.

The defence had argued that the prosecution's theory was "pure speculation. …

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