Skip to content

Man charged with manslaughter in overdose death of 19-year-old

Emergency crews were called to a residence along the Bedford Highway after 11 a.m. on November 2, 2018
0
000000-halifax-regional-police-3
(HalifaxToday.ca file photo)

A Barrington man has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a young Halifax woman.

Emergency crews were called to a residence along the Bedford Highway after 11 a.m. on November 2, 2018, because a woman required immediate medical assistance.

Cameron Annette Clairmont was pronounced dead at the scene. Halifax Regional Police say it was determined the 19-year-old's death was caused by a drug overdose.

An obituary posted by a Barrington funeral home said Clairmont was born in Yarmouth, N.S., and had just begun studying sociology and anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax when she died.

"She was excited to be living in the city, finally able to pursue her dreams and goals," the obituary said. "A budding feminist, Cameron was passionate about fighting the injustices of the world."

On Thursday, police arrested Jesse Arthur Simpson, 28, without incident in Barrington.

HRP spokesperson John MacLeod says investigators took every step necessary to bring their strongest case possible forward to the courts.

"A culmination of all the information we had available, and also working in conjunction with the Medical Examiner's Office, we brought forward what we felt were the most appropriate charges in this case," said MacLeod.

In addition to manslaughter, Simpson has been charged with criminal negligence causing death, possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl.

"Our thoughts remain with Cameron's family and loved ones at this difficult time," said police in a news release. "We hope these charges will bring some measure of comfort to them."

With files from Canadian Press




Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana & lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
Read more
Rogers Media
6080 Young Street Halifax, NS, B3K 5L2 © 2006-2019 Rogers Media. All rights reserved.