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Man dies after Winnipeg birthday party, homicide charges possible

By Bob Gordon     Mar 28, 2010 in Crime
Winnipeg - Winnipeg police are investigating the possibility of homicide charges after a 44-year-old man died after a fight with a party-crasher at a youth's party. The party was a barbecue to celebrate the birthday of Stephanie Krasnesky, who turned 18 yesterday.
Winnipeg police responded to a call from a bungalow in the 200-block of Stuart Avenue at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 27.
The victim was Garth Isfeld a tenant in the bungalow. Reportedly, a party for Isfeld's 18-year-old daughter was disrupted by uninvited guests and a fight broke out between Isfeld and a party-crasher.
Elia Bevacqua, Isfeld's common-law wife provided details to the Winnipeg Free Press, saying, "No one knew who this guy was. He started being abusive to Garth's daughter and [he] came outside to protect his daughter." Then, the intruder struck Isfeld with a beer bottle and, "he went right down," she said. "There was blood everywhere."
The celebrant, and victim's daughter, Stephanie Krasnesky described the immediate aftermath of the blow.
“I just seen him on the ground and he was rolling his eyes back in” she cried. “There was so much blood everywhere. I just grabbed a pillow and put it around his head.”
Her older brother, Randall Krasnesky, 22, said, "They got me and I'll look after them."
Stephanie Krasnesky (left) was celebrating her eighteenth birthday when her father  Garth Isfeld  44...
Stephanie Krasnesky (left) was celebrating her eighteenth birthday when her father, Garth Isfeld, 44, was struck with a beer bottle by a party-crasher and killed
According to Winnipeg Police Service Constable Blair Good, Isfeld was taken to hospital where his injuries did not look severe. However, while in hospital, Isfeld developed blood clots and his condition worsened. He died several hours later.
Five people who were in the home at the time of the fight were questioned by police, Good said. Investigators are awaiting autopsy reports to determine the official cause of death.
According to her facebook page her mother is Candy Krasnesky and she has been in a relationship with Blazen Ace since Sept. 3, 2009.
"The homicide unit is investigating it [the death] to determine if it's a homicide," Good said. "They're not ready to say it's a homicide." A decision about criminal charges will wait until, and be based on, autopsy results and other medical evidence.
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