Vegreville man charged with manslaughter

A Vegreville man has been arrested in connection to the sudden death of another town resident.

Vegreville RCMP responded to a 911 call regarding an injured male at a residence in Vegreville, around 9:40 a.m. on June 2. John Bijelic, 57, was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

An autopsy was completed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton. The RCMP Major Crimes unit have arrested Kevin Vrdolak, 50, of Vegreville and he has been charged with manslaughter.

He was taken into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on June 8.

RCMP are not seeking any more suspects in relation to this investigation.

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