“She was in very critical condition suffering from head trauma. Late yesterday evening she succumbed to those injuries.”
The Vancouver Police Department says it’s considering recommending manslaughter charges against two women in their twenties accused of beating a woman to death outside of a Vancouver nightclub early yesterday morning.
Vancouver Police Constable Brian Montague says despite witnesses and video evidence, the two female suspects, aged 25 and 29, have been released from custody pending further investigation.
“The criminal justice system is a very technical thing, I can tell you we are often frustrated as well sometimes. So there is still work to be done. The two women that we took into custody, there is no indication at this time that they are a risk to public safety.’
Montague says an altercation inside the Caprice nightclub was prompted by something “minor and trivial” before the 28-year-old victim was viciously beaten outside.
He explains why the suspects were released.
“A lot of it has to do with the investigation unfolding. One of the main pieces of the investigation will be the autopsy to ensure there was no underlying medical issues to make sure the right charges are recommended.”
They did not know each other and alcohol is considered a factor.
Vancouver Police are calling this the fifth homicide of 2016.
.@VancouverPD say staff had to intervene to stop physical attack on victim, 2 suspects proceeded to flee area on foot. Arrested later.
— Ria Renouf (@RiaCKNW980) August 12, 2016