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Colwood pub manslaughter case adjourned until December

Oct 30 2012

Gregory Brotherston appeared in Western Communities provincial court Monday on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of a Colwood man.

The 31-year-old youngest son of former Highlands councillors Ken and Marie Brotherston was arrested Oct. 9. He was charged with the aggravated assault of Richard Green outside the Country Rose pub in Colwood on Oct. 8. Green, 57, died Oct. 14 at Victoria General Hospital, where he had been in a medically induced coma.

The case has been adjourned until Dec. 5.

Brotherston remains in custody at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.

After Green’s death, Crown prosecutors reviewed the evidence and raised the charge to manslaughter.

Green was a well-loved fixture for more than 20 years at the Country Rose pub. He was born and raised in Toronto, served 25 years in the air force and moved to Victoria in 1991. Green had worked for B.C. Vital Statistics for the past 12 years.

He is survived by his 22-year-old son Kevin, mother Ruth and sisters Tracey and Shelley.

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