Police arrest Regina man accused in babys 2017 death

jpg Police have arrested a 29-year-old Regina man accused of causing the death of a three-month-old baby in October 2017.Catlin Wade Goodwill is facing a charge of manslaughter in the death of Keenan Julius Spencer of Regina.Goodwill had been the subject of a Canada-wide warrant, and was arrested Monday afternoon without incident.According to information from the Regina Police Service, police were called to the hospital on Oct. 14, 2017, in relation to the baby’s death. A joint investigation was launched by the city police and the Saskatchewan Coroners’ Service, which has now culminated in the laying of the charge and the arrest.Police had checked several addresses in an attempt to locate Goodwill, but had been unsuccessful, leading to the request for a warrant. It was at first limited to Saskatchewan, but was then extended nationwide. Catlin Wade Goodwill, a 29-year-old from Regina, was arrested Monday afternoon on a charge of manslaughter. The charge stems from a 2017 police investigation into the death of a three-month-old infant. Regina Police Service spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich couldn’t confirm Goodwill’s precise relationship to Keenan, she said Goodwill had been in a relationship with the baby’s mother. In an obituary published in the Leader-Post, Goodwill is identified as the victim’s father.Popowich also couldn’t provide specific reasons as to why the investigation took as long as it did.“Sometimes investigations take longer than others, partly because of the tasks that police do, but also partly because of others who have a part in the investigation,” she said. “And so it would be collaborated on, I suppose, and reviewed at a number of levels, and I think that probably added some time to this case. I think what’s important is that we don’t just simply stop because a certain amount of time has passed.”As is usual in homicide cases, police have not released a cause of death.Goodwill is scheduled to make his first appearance on the charge in provincial court at 2 p.m. Tuesday.hpolischuk@postmedia.comtwitter.com/LPHeatherP

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