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This article was published 30/1/2009 (4042 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Brenda Keyser ruled this morning that Cory Tymchyshyn, 31 can be released on a number of strict bail conditions, including not being allowed to go anywhere in public except in the company of his father who lives in Lac du Bonnet, and an absolute curfew.
Tymchyshyn and a co-accused, Kristopher Brincheski, were arrested last September after a lengthy RCMP investigation that culminated in the police search of two Winnipeg homes for clues leading to evidence that the duo were involved in the death of young Winnipegger Chad Davis.
Tymchyshyn will also have to post a $100,000 surety and surrender his passport. He’s also forbidden to leave the province and must not use or possess any cell phones.
A court-ordered publication ban forbids the publishing of the reasons for Keyser’s decision. Nattily dressed in a pin-striped suit for court, Tymchyshyn was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs by sheriffs. He’ll likely be released from custody later today.
Brincheski remains in custody pending a special hearing scheduled for next week.
Davis, 22, went missing in early February. But the search turned into a homicide investigation after his body was discovered wrapped in plastic inside a barrel floating in the Lee River near Lac du Bonnet on July 23.
Justice sources told the Free Press last year the pattern of the RCMP search indicates it's likely Davis was killed in the garage of an East Kildonan home, transported to a West Kildonan home, kept there until the springtime and then dumped in the Lee River.
Davis was last seen Feb. 6, reportedly dropping a friend off on Prince Rupert Avenue, where Tymchyshyn lived with his mother. Police were told he left the residence later that day in a taxi. His girlfriend, Courtney Sych, disputed that story and police confirmed that no cab was ever dispatched to the residence.
At the time he went missing, Davis was out on bail for several charges including possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking and had been sentenced in the fall for two counts of assault.
A source who knew the slain man told the Free Press the killing may have been over a drug debt owed to Davis.