Dean Pritchard

Court reporter

A reporter for over 20 years, CBC Manitoba's Dean Pritchard has covered the court beat since 1999, both in the Brandon region and Winnipeg. He can be contacted at

Latest from Dean Pritchard

Home for the holidays, or yule in jail? Bail courts work overtime as Christmas countdown looms

Everybody wants to be home for the holidays. Nowhere is that maxim more apparent than in bail court three days before Christmas.

Drug overdose survivor among 1st in court for dealing fentanyl

In November 2016, Ashley Falconer woke up in a Winnipeg hotel room and found her high-flying, drug dealer boyfriend dead beside her, another in a growing number of fentanyl casualties.

Teen pleads guilty to 1st-degree murder in death of girl, 11, on Manitoba First Nation

A Manitoba teen has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl during a sexual assault on a northern Manitoba First Nation.

Prosecutors want 6-year sentence for Winnipeg man who directed live-streamed sexual abuse of child

Prosecutors are seeking a six year prison sentence for a Winnipeg man who directed the live-streamed sexual abuse of a five-year-old U.S. boy over Skype.

'I have no defence': Mountie recounts theft of gun used to shoot teen

A Winnipeg RCMP officer whose gun was stolen from his police truck and used a short time later to shoot and seriously injure 16-year-old Calli Vanderaa told a judge Friday he could not explain why he didn't bring the gun into his house that night.

Police found digital recorders during search of Guido Amsel's home, bombing suspect's trial hears

The trial of accused letter bomber Guido Amsel heard testimony Wednesday about what police found during a search of his home two days after a bomb seriously injured lawyer Maria Mitousis.

'They threw him out to me': Friend describes chaos at Kelvin before, after stabbing

The trial of a teen accused of fatally stabbing Brett Bourne inside Kelvin High School two years ago is hearing testimony about events immediately leading up to the attack.

Evidence from 3 crime scenes in letter bomb case secure, officer tells trial

The trial of accused letter bomber Guido Amsel heard detailed testimony Wednesday from a Winnipeg Police Service identification unit officer who described how he kept a mountain of forensic evidence from being contaminated.

Gruesome details colour start of trial of accused bomber Guido Amsel

The trial of accused letter bomber Guido Amsel began Tuesday with graphic testimony from the first police officer to arrive at the scene of an explosion that seriously injured lawyer Maria Mitousis.

'There has to be a better way': Manitoba Court of Appeal slams family law system

A decision this week by the Manitoba Court of Appeal casts a harsh light on the family law system, at the same time the province is promising to overhaul it.