Charges have been upgraded to manslaughter for a 19-year-old charged in connection with the death of a man who was killed while trying to prevent a pumpkin theft in Aylmer last month.

Paul Hines, 57, was riding a bike on chemin Aylmer around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 when he saw a young man stealing a pumpkin from an IGA grocery store.

When Hines asked the man to put the pumpkin back, a fight broke out.

Police said Hines fell to the ground and suffered a serious head injury.

Nineteen-year-old Korey Perry of Pontiac was initially charged with assault causing bodily harm but those charges have been upgraded after Hines dies in hospital Oct. 6,

His funeral happened Wednesday morning.