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Joe McLeod is an elderly Winnipeg First Nations man who was jailed last year after Winnipeg police charged him with assault.
McLeod had pushed his wife, but didn’t realize it because he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
After spending nearly a month behind bars, and amid public outcry, McLeod was released from jail and placed in a personal care home.
On Monday, McLeod was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly pushing a fellow resident at the care home.
The man was taken to hospital in critical condition and died Tuesday.
It remains unclear whether McLeod will face an upgraded charge.