Police have charged a man and woman with assault and released them in connection with the May 26 assault of Michael Marcil in Ottawa, Canada. Marcil is also known as drag queen Dixie Landers. Marcil was beaten just after last call at the Centretown Pub on Somer Street West and found unconscious at the bottom of a flight of stairs.
Marcil’s condition is still serious, according to To Be Publications: “There is still swelling in her brain, and she has thrombosis (blood clots) which requires careful monitoring because it can be life threatening. Her mother, a nurse by profession, will be taking care of Dixie at her home in Petawawa. Her mother will be bringing her back to Ottawa periodically for more medical tests, surgeries, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Since Dixie can’t stand for any length of time and tires easily, she is using a wheelchair to get around.”
According to CBC News, “On Thursday, police announced that they had made two arrests in connection with the incident: Andrew Lefebvre, 25, was charged with assault causing bodily harm; Sheri-Lee Rand, 29, was charged with assault. The accused, who are both from Ottawa, have been released and are to appear in court on July 26, police said.”