WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg father who banked on his son’s prospects of staying out of trouble is now facing a costly court battle with Manitoba justice officials.
Dennis Tymchyshyn posted a $100,000 surety in 2011 to help convince a judge to allow his son to be released from custody while pending trial on a first-degree murder charge.
More than a year later, Corey Tymchyshyn was re-arrested and faces separate charges, and the Crown has launched proceedings against the father to cash in on the surety.
Corey Tymchyshyn remains before the courts and is set to go on trial on the murder charge later this winter.
He is accused in the death of Chad Davis, who vanished in February 2008. The body of the 22-year-old was found months later, wrapped in plastic and stuffed inside a barrel floating down the Lee River near Lac du Bonnet.
Tymchyshyn and a co-accused, Kristopher Brincheski, were ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing in 2010.
» Winnipeg Free Press
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 3, 2014