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NOTL senior, 74, charged with manslaughter in death of 94-year-old nursing home resident
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A 74-year-old man from Niagara-on-the-Lake is facing a charge of manslaughter after the death of a 94-year-old woman at Chartwell Niagara Long Term Care Residence on Wellington Street in NOTL.

Niagara Regional Police said in a statement Monday that the victim, Verna Traina, was assaulted by a man on Aug. 9 at a long-term care facility in NOTL, where the two both lived.

Traina was taken to Greater Niagara Hospital in Niagara Falls where she died of her injuries on Aug. 20.

Robert Stroeh was charged Monday and taken to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

He was released on bail and ordered to return to court on Nov. 26.

Janine Reed, senior director of communications and public relations for Chartwell, said in an email response that it would be "inappropriate to discuss a matter that is before the courts." 

However, she did say the residence is "fully co-operating with the police."

"We will continue to take steps to ensure the safety and security of all of our residents and employees, who are our primary concern," she said.


Story in development.