FREDERICTON – Crown prosecutors and police opted against moving forward with charges in the death of a 54-year-old
man in September.

Police say Walter (Buddy) Wheeler was assaulted and injured on September 29 outside the Twenty/20 club on Regent Street.

He died in hospital from his injuries four days later.

Police arrested a man in his 30s in early October.

In a statement, Fredericton police say the Crown reviewed possible charges of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death, but determined the evidence and factual information were not enough for a successful prosecution.

Police say they have met with the Wheeler family and ended the investigation.