Thompson pleads guilty to manslaughter in brother’s death

Second degree murder charges may be dropped against the man who killed his brother last spring.

Second degree murder charges may be dropped against the man who killed his brother last spring, provincial prosecutor Todd Patola said.

Archibald Thompson III, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in Nanaimo Provincial Court on Nov. 5.

A series of reports including pre-sentence, psychological and a Gladue report are to be prepared before Thompson appears for sentencing on Jan. 20, 2014, Patola said.

Thompson was originally charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with the same incident.

“But if the manslaughter charge is completed and he is sentenced then the murder charges may not go forward,” Patola said.

On May 6, Aaron Anthony Thompson was found on Redford Street suffering from a stab wound. He later died at West Coast General Hospital.

An RCMP dog team flushed Archibald Thompson out of Dry Creek Park and he was arrested on Frank Street after a foot chase.

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