9:30 p.m., Aug. 30)
man charged with manslaughter in the death of Emerson
By Fred Sherwin
have charged a 23-year-old Yellowknife man
in the beating death of Orléans resident
Emrson Curran. Photo courtesy of Jillian Gummo.
23-year-old Yellowknife man has been charged with manslaughter
in the death of Orléans resident Emerson Curran
during a house party in the Northwest Territories capital
The RCMP arrested Roman Bourque on Thursday after interviewing
more than 100 people, some of whom were at the party and
others who may have information about a possible connection
between the two men.
to a report published on a local Yellowknife news and
information website on Thursday, Curran was involved in
an altercation with another man in which he hit his head.
the RCMP and paramedics arrived shortly after midnight,
Curran had gone into cardiac arrest as a result of brain
trauma. He never regained consciousness and was eventually
taken off life support when it was determined there was
no chance of recovery.
had spent the summer working in Yellowknife as a float
plane deckhand. He was scheduled to return to Ottawa on
Sunday to continue his studies at the University of Ottawa
returning to Ottawa with his son's body on Thursday, Michael
Curran issued the following statement.
is a loss of unimaginable proportions," said his
father in a statement.
was such as thoughtful, intelligent and loving son, brother
and friend. Many months ago, in a conversation with his
mother, Emerson expressed his philosophy on life and also
talked about organ donation. In our immense struggle to
make sense of this tragedy, we ask that other sons, daughters
and families have a talk about organ donation. We believe
that Emerson's end will help sustain the future of many
others. His gift is giving us a glimmer of goodness and
group of Emerson's friends are arranging a get together
at Jonny Canuck's in Orléans this Sunday to celebrate
his life. The event gets underway at 1 p.m.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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