Brother's interrogation video shown in body in barrel trial
Alex Brincheski, brother of co-accused, testifies in murder trial for Winnipeg's Chad Davis
Jurors in a murder trial where a Winnipeg man was found killed and stuffed in a barrel watched an interrogation video from one of the co-accused brother's on Wednesday.
In 2008, police questioned Alex Brincheski about his brother's connection to the murder. Brincheski's brother, Kristopher has been charged with first-degree murder in Davis's murder along with Corey Tymchyshyn.
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The remains of 22-year-old Davis were found wrapped in industrial-style plastic inside a barrel that surfaced on the Lee River northeast of Winnipeg, near Lac du Bonnet, in July 2008.
Davis had been reported missing nearly six months earlier after being last seen on Prince Rupert Avenue in Winnipeg's East Kildonan area.
In the video, Brincheski told officers his older brother, Kristopher, told him details about the homicide — that it took place in the Rupert Avenue garage of Tymchyshyn, and that Kristopher was there when Davis was killed.
Later, Brincheski recanted the part of his statement where he said his brother was at the scene of Davis' death in a letter to his brother's lawyer.
In previous testimony, Brincheski said he lied about some details about his brother told him in order to get out of interrogation faster.
Alex Brincheski was later cross-examined by his brother's defense lawyer, Gerri Wiebe.
In court, Wiebe said Kristopher Brincheski made up a story about meeting with police about the case the night before, so that he could get out of telling his girlfriend he had been out the night before cheating on her.
Wiebe also suggested everything Alex knew about the homicide was based on Kristopher's lie about meeting with police and what he read in the media.