Friday, April 18, 2008

Ontario: Punch killed man breaking into car

A Windsor college student has been charged with manslaughter after he allegedly punched a man breaking into his car in downtown Windsor. Mark Curtis, 22, was arrested Wednesday after an unconscious man was found about 1:30 a.m. lying in a alley, bleeding heavily. Robert William Hiel, 47, died later in hospital.

Police say Mr. Hiel, who had no fixed address, opened the passenger door on a parked Honda to discover a couple inside. "The guy (in the car) came out, walked around, punched him and left," a police spokesman said. Mr. Curtis appeared in court yesterday and was released on bail.