Man who killed, dismembered friend gets 10 years
A Calgary man who admitted to stabbing a friend to death and chopping up his body has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
During a sentencing Tuesday, provincial court Judge John Bascom gave Dean Commanda, 23, a credit of two years for time served, reducing the time he will spend behind bars to eight years.
Commanda pleaded guilty to manslaughter and interfering with a dead body.
Commanda fatally stabbed his close friend Chad Largy, 22, during a fight in Commanda's southwest Calgary condo on Jan. 19, 2006, then cut up his body and hid the remains, according to a statement of facts agreed on by the Crown and defence lawyers.
Largy's severed arm was found in a dumpster in southwest Calgary the next day, sparking a police investigation.