OCEAN CITY — More details emerged this week in the manslaughter case against two local men charged for their roles in the death of a Pennsylvania man, including video that chronicles the events leading up to the alleged confrontation and allegations the charges are politically motivated in an election year.
Around 3 a.m. on Aug. 24, Ocean City Police were called to assist paramedics who discovered Justin D. Cancelliere, 37, of North Whitehall, Pa., unconscious and unresponsive in a hotel parking on 2nd Street. First responders initiated emergency lifesaving procedures on the victim and transported him to AGH where he was later pronounced deceased. An autopsy concluded the nature of Cancelliere’s injuries as head and neck trauma and the cause of death a homicide.
After an investigation, OCPD detectives determined the assault occurred during an altercation in the area of Talbot Street and Baltimore Ave. The two suspects, identified as Caleb Edwin-Earl Ochse, 27, of Ocean City, and Christopher Blake Kendall, 22, of Ocean City, have been charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and affray for their alleged roles in the confrontation.