RCMP investigating death of inmate as a homicide

The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit is investigating the death of an inmate at the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre in Shediac as a homicide.

The Southeast District RCMP responded on the evening of October 26th to a report of an inmate having been assaulted.

Police say 33-year-old Michael Matchett of Miramichi was badly injured and taken to hospital, where he remained in critical condition.

He died of his injuries on Saturday.