2012-06-28 at 17:00
Stony Mountain inmate’s death ruled a homicide
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Officials with the RCMP in Manitoba say they're now treating the death of a Stony Mountain prison inmate as a homicide.
Officials with Corrections Canada had earlier confirmed that the deceased is Damiano Cosmo Valente , 69, of Thunder Bay.
Valente was serving a five-and-a-half year prison sentence at Stony Mountain after being found guilty in 2009 of trying to hire someone to murder his estranged wife and her lawyer.
RCMP Sgt. Line Karpish says officers with the Stonewall detachment were called to investigate a stabbing at the prison two weeks ago, on June 12.
Valente was taken to hospital, and succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
Karpish says so far no charges have been laid.
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