The New Brunswick RCMP are ruling the Friday evening death of an inmate at the Dorchester Penitentiary a homicide.
The RCMP released a statement on Monday that said that based on evidence gained from an autopsy, Daniel Pépin was the victim of a homicide.
Pépin, 44, of Quebec, died after an altercation with another inmate at the Shepody Healing Centre.
The RCMP is continuing its investigation into the death.
Dorchester Penitentiary is a medium-security facility southeast of Moncton that can house 415 offenders, according to its website.
The prison offers special programs and facilities, including the Shepody centre, which is the regional treatment facility for the Atlantic provinces.
The penitentiary provides programs that include anger management, community integration, employability skills, sex offender rehabilitation, family violence prevention and substance abuse treatment. ..Source.. byCBC News