Windsor man charged with assault of Lakeshore district fire chief granted bail
A Windsor man was released from jail Wednesday following two charges stemming from a violent assault that led to the death of a 51-year-old man.
Michael Hiller, 43, is charged with aggravated assault and assault in connection with a fight that broke out at a home in the 1900 block of Daytona Avenue around 3 a.m. on March 24.
Police say they found a man outside the home with life-threatening injuries. The victim died five days later.
A court order publication ban prevents us from reporting details of this case. But CTV News has independently confirmed the victim to be Lakeshore district fire chief Joe St. Louis.
A Superior Court judge granted Hiller bail, and his brother and father acted as sureties on his behalf. Bail was set at $5,000.
Police have not said if the assault charges will be upgraded as a result of St. Louis's death.
An autopsy was conducted on Sunday, and police are still waiting for the results.
Under his bail conditions, Hiller will reside with his brother.
He must stay away from alcohol and is not allowed to possess any weapons.
About a dozen friends and family members were in court Wednesday to show support for Hiller, who will be back in court later this month.