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Security guards charged with manslaughter in death of patient at Toronto hospital


Police say two security guards have been charged in the death of a patient at a Toronto hospital.

Investigators say security guards working at Toronto General Hospital had a “physical interaction” with a patient on May 11.

They say the patient, identified as 43-year-old Danielle Stephanie Warriner, of Toronto, went into medical distress during the incident and died in hospital later that month.

Police say two people — Amanda Rojas-Silva, 42, of Stouffville, Ont., and Shane Hutley, 35, of Brougham, Ont. — were arrested last week and charged with manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.

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A police spokesperson confirmed the two are the security guards involved in the incident.

Both accused are set to appear in court on Dec. 15. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 8, 2020.

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