British Soldier Faces Second Degree Murder Charge For Striking Canadian Man Dead

British Soldier Faces Second Degree Murder Charge For Striking Canadian Man Dead

By Ben Kerrigan-

A British soldier, Corporal Craig Gibson, 28, is facing second-degree murder charges after allegedly striking a Canadian man, Brett Sheffield, with a devastating “elbow to the jaw” during a bar fight in Toronto.

The incident occurred on August 28, and Sheffield tragically passed away on August 30 due to injuries sustained in the altercation.

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The altercation took place while Corporal Gibson was off-duty and enjoying a night out with The Highlanders 4th Battalion. It is reported that he initially left the scene but later returned.

The victim, Brett Sheffield, was rendered unconscious instantly and was later declared brain dead at a local hospital before succumbing to his injuries.

The incident has been described as a “random act of violence” by NextGen Drainage Solutions, a company founded by Sheffield. The company paid tribute to Sheffield, stating that his loss is deeply felt within the community and among his friends and colleagues.

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Corporal Gibson appeared in Toronto Regional Bail Centre and was subsequently charged with second-degree murder. An Army spokesperson expressed condolences to the victim’s family and noted that the matter is under investigation by Canadian authorities.

Soldiers found guilty of criminal offenses can face sanctions, including dismissal. The tragic incident serves as a reminder of the consequences of violence, even for those in uniform, and highlights the need for a thorough legal investigation into the case.

Toronto Police responded to the assault call on August 28, initiated life-saving measures, and transported the victim to the hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries on August 30.

The case has garnered significant attention and will continue to be closely watched as it unfolds.

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