Police confirm Winnipeg that the victim of the fatal stabbing was once a center of high-profile case against the Ku Klux Klan.
but investigators do not believe his death was connected to racial past.
James Edsel Tucker died (45 years) in the hospital after being found with stab wounds in an apartment early Thursday.
Jason Michalyshen says Tucker has changed his name, and used to be William James Harcus.
He was tried Harcus and
two others in 1992 on charges of promoting hatred in relation to the alleged activities on behalf of the Klan in Manitoba.
but has not proceeded with charges amid allegations of police misconduct.
It was a hot racial telephone line, which was connected with this case is also the subject of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearing later that year.
which ended with the court ordering the Klan to stop using the phone to promote hatred.
Two suspects have been charged with murder of the second degree in the death of Tucker. Police alleging death after a deal to buy drugs.
“This incident has to do with his past Nothing”,
Michalyshen Sunday, referring to the killings that investigators did not believe that Tucker has recently been active with the racist movement.
Police say two men showed up Thursday in an apartment Winnipeg
when they encountered a resident at the age of 37 years.
They were armed men, police say, they assaulted the man before it was forced inside.
When faced with Tucker men,
police say that there is a fight and he was stabbed.
In addition to the murder charges, the suspects
, Archie Martin Fleet, 22, and Joshua Evans, 24, also faces charges including robbery with a firearm,
kidnapping with a firearm, sexual assault, assault with a weapon.
Both Fleet and Evans was ordered in custody awaiting a court appearance in these allegations.
Michalyshen did not know when Tucker changed his name from Harcus.
Complaints to the Human Rights Commission in 1992 claimed Hotline KKK –
which operates in Winnipeg between
Some messages directly targeted members of the local anti-racist movement, claimed his accusers.