Westerly man indicted on manslaughter charges

A Westerly man was indicted by a grand jury Friday in connection with the stabbing death of another man.

The Washington County Grand Jury reported an indictment charging Mandell Tripp with one count of manslaughter for the Oct. 29 death of Kevin Brown.

Officers found Brown's body in a car in Westerly. They said he tried driving himself to the hospital but crashed his car into a tree.

Tripp is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington County Superior Court on June 3.