Mounties say 52-year-old Scott Decembrini was reported seriously injured at a home in the village of Fruitvale on Sunday night.
He was rushed to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in nearby Trail but died of his injuries.
Police say Jordan Shimell of Rocky Mountain House has now been charged with second-degree murder.
Shimell is currently in police custody and is expected to appear in provincial court in Rossland on Jan. 5.
Investigators are declining to release any more details.
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