Man convicted in connection with swimmer's 1989 death gets bail

The Canadian Press
Published on January 11, 2017

MONTREAL — A man convicted of leaving the scene in the 1989 hit-and-run death of Canadian swimming icon Victor Davis has been granted bail on a manslaughter charge in a separate case.

Glen Crossley, 46, is charged in the death of Albert Arsenault, a 70-year-old father and grandfather who passed away after an incident in a Montreal bar last September.

Crossley appeared in court today and is to be released after posting bail of $10,000.

The case resumes March 30 and Crossley must respect a curfew and refrain from consuming drugs or alcohol.

Arsenault's family has said it believes he had his back to a small set of stairs and was then pushed, resulting in a head fracture and heart failure.

Crossley was given a 10-month sentence in 1992 for leaving the scene in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que., where Davis, a quadruple Olympic medallist, was struck by a car driven by the then 19-year-old Crossley.

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