Murderer offered to help cops find missing body parts

A Winnipeg police officer looks into a dumpster in this file photo. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

A Winnipeg police officer looks into a dumpster in this file photo. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

Dean Pritchard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:38 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- Dean Commanda had already been released on parole for killing and dismembering his best friend when, during a crisis of conscience, he approached police last May and offered to help authorities locate some still-missing body parts.

It was during that conversation that Commanda also admitted he had twice assaulted his new girlfriend.

Now Commanda is back is back in prison, his parole revoked, serving another two years for his latest crimes.

"It is somewhat fortunate for you it is nowhere near as serious as the last offence, but it is still a serious one," said Judge Rob Finlayson. "Your prior record for violence is of tremendous concern for the court."

Court heard Commanda, 30, assaulted his 19-year-old girlfriend two times at his apartment following arguments over religion. During one fight April 21, Commanda threw a laptop at the woman, bruising her ribs and leg. Two weeks later, Commanda slapped the woman in the face, pinned her to a couch and choked her.


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