2nd-degree murder charges laid after death following fight in Chatham: police

Three people from Chatham are facing second-degree murder charges after a 31-year-old died in hospital after being beaten up during a fight, Chatham-Kent police say.

On Sept. 21, police say Beau Veenstra, 31, of Howard Township, was in an apartment building on Sandys Street in Chatham when a fight started with two other men and one woman.

Veenstra sustained life-threatening injuries and was transferred from the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance to Windsor Regional Hospital for medical attention.

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The 31-year-old later passed away in hospital on Oct. 8 as a result of the injuries sustained during the fight, police say.

On Oct. 9, Melvin Manley, 49, Daulton Bastien, 25, and Michelle Hunter, 41, all from Chatham, were charged with second-degree murder.

The three are being held in custody pending bail hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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