Brooks man free after 19 months for manslaughter



A Medicine Hat news agency is reporting that 29-year-old Jesse Robert Dyck of Brooks has been released from custody.
Dyck pled guilty to the manslaughter in May 2018 and was sentenced to 21 months in custody for the 2016 death of his 19-year-old girlfriend Tanya Campbell-Losier.
Campbell-Losier suffered a brain injury following the 2016 altercation that took place inside a mobile home on Eastbrook Drive in Brooks. She was rushed to hospital, however, she died two days later.
In May, a joint submission from the Crown and defence was accepted by the court that reduced Dyck’s sentence to 19.5 months in custody, giving him credit for pre-trial custody, followed by three years of probation.
Dyck was in prison for about four months.
Chat News released a photo posted on Instagram from @jdyck89 that shows him outside of the Calgary Correctional Centre with the caption ”Graduated from con college! Good to be out.”
They state the picture was posted last week and received a number of comments including one from @jdyck89 indicating he is on parole.
The news organization reached out to a spokesperson with the Department of Justice who said they cannot provide details regarding the incarceration of a current or former inmate due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
According to social media posts from Campbell-Losier’s family none of them were notified about Dyck’s release.
Tanya’s mother, expressed her anger on Facebook, writing “Tanya’s life is a joke to the justice system.”
Tanya’s sister also posted on Facebook, saying her heart is in pieces.
She wrote, “This face (photo of Dyck) spent 141 days in Jail for killing his beautiful girlfriend. This is the face of someone who has people congratulating him on his early release and wishing him well on this new chapter of his. What about my sister’s chapter?!”