RCMP investigating death of inmate as a homicide

Shediac, New Brunswick – A man who was an inmate at the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre in Shediac has died as the result of injuries sustained in an altercation at the centre.

On the evening of October 26, 2018, members of the Southeast District RCMP responded to a report of an inmate having been assaulted. The man was badly injured and taken to hospital, where he remained in critical condition.

The man died from his injuries on November 3. The victim is 33-year-old Michael Matchett, of Miramichi.

The New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is treating the death as a homicide. The investigation is ongoing.

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